Pensioners and other concession card holders in Tweed can now pick up free rapid antigen tests (RATs) from any Service NSW Service Centre, Mobile Service Centre or Disaster Recovery Centre.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP said from today eligible customers in NSW will now also be able to access up to 10 free RATs through Service NSW Centres, in addition to existing distribution points at more than 200 neighbourhood and community centres located across the State.

“Although we are heading out of winter, the risk of COVID-19 remains and we want to ensure RATs are easily accessible for pensioners and concession card holders in our community,” Mr Provest said.

“We are committed to supporting our local communities and helping to drive down the cost of living where we can for vulnerable people.”

Mr Provest said this shows the Government’s continued commitment to keeping those most vulnerable to the virus safe.

“This roll-out is part of the NSW Government’s program to provide millions of free rapid antigen tests to ensure they are readily available to support our state’s most vulnerable,” Mr Provest said. 

“Eligible customers need to show Service NSW staff their Commonwealth concession card at any one of our 113 Service Centres, four Mobile Service Centres or Disaster Recovery Centres across the State.”

Mr Provest said the NSW Government stepped in to help vulnerable Tweed residents after the Canberra Labor Government cruelly abandoned them by axing the Concessional Access Program.

This is a decision the Federal MP representing the Tweed could have stopped now that she is a Minister in the Albanese Government.

“The Richmond Labor MP really needs to use her newly acquired power for good, instead of just using social media and press ads to lazily attack anyone who doesn’t support her party,” Mr Provest said.

The program will run until the end of October 2022. Eligible Commonwealth Concession Card holders in NSW include:

  • Pensioner Concession card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card
  • Health Care Card (including Low Income Health Care card)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold, White or Orange cards.

For more information visit Free rapid antigen tests to support vulnerable communities | NSW Government or visit any Service NSW Service Centre.