Weather warnings
Please be advised that in adverse weather conditions, our community testing and RAT collection centres may need to temporarily suspend activity without prior notice. 
We will endeavour to update this site information as quickly as possible. However, it would be advisable that you have a second location option planned. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

It is free to get tested for COVID-19 if you:

  • have COVID-19 symptoms
  • are a household contact
  • have been told to get a test by a health official

Pre-ordering your test is the quickest and easiest option. You can request a RAT online, or call 0800 222 478.

You will be sent instructions on how to collect your test from a RAT Collection Centre.

Visit a Community Testing Centre instead if you need help using a RAT, or you were advised to get a PCR test or a supervised test.

Community Testing Centres - what to expect

Community Testing Centres are under a lot of demand at the moment. While staff are doing their best to manage please be kind and be patient.

Before going to get tested check the information below:

  • Check you are eligible for free testing; you need to have COVID-19 symptoms or be a household contact. If you aren't eligible you can't get tested at a Community Testing Centre. Lots of pharmacies now stock COVID-19 RATs for purchase.
  • It may be quicker to order a RAT kit for collection instead. You can do this online or by calling 0800222478 for free.
  • Be prepared to wait; we are seeing long queues at the moment. We recommend bringing water, snacks, and devices to keep you entertained. If you are going to a walk-in clinic you may also need items to protect you from the weather (e.g. sun cream, or a coat). 
  • There are occasions when a testing centre may need to close at short notice. This could be because of long queues or system outages. While we do our best to reflect live site information, it may not be updated immediately upon a site closing.  You may want to check the options for which centre you can visit if your first option becomes unavailable.
Testing at your workplace

Some workplaces choose to arrange surveillance testing of their staff and visitors. If your workplace wishes to complete surveillance testing, and you are not a critical service participating in the Return to Work scheme, this will need to be organised through a private laboratory and testing provider. Find a private testing supplier.

Supervised vs unsupervised RATs

Most people will have an unsupervised RAT; this is where you are asked to carry out the test by yourself.

If you are tested at a healthcare facility it is likely to be supervised; this is where it’s carried out by a healthcare professional or someone trained to administer RATs.

Find your local  RAT Collection Centre

For collection of pre-ordered RATs only - click here to order

 

North Auckland

Warkworth  RAT Collection Centre

77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth. 

Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Sat to Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available   Walk-in only.


Orewa RAT Collection Centre  

Life Pharmacy Orewa. 8D Tamariki Ave,  Orewa, Hibiscus Coast.

Mon to Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sun: 10:00am - 3:00pm

 Masks available Walk-In only. 


Silverdale RAT Collection Centre

Weiti Unichem Pharmacy, 2/3 Brian Smith Drive, Silverdale.

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sat to Sun: 9:00am - 2:00pm

 Masks available Walk-In only.


Albany RAT Collection Centre

Unichem Albany Mega Centre Pharmacy, 11 Coliseum Drive, Albany.

Mon to Sun: 9:00am - 6:30pm

 Masks available Walk-in only.


Rosedale RAT Collection Centre

5 Home Place, Rosedale.

Mon to Sun: 8:00am - 6:30pm

 Masks available Walk-in only.


Northcote RAT Collection Centre

16 - 18 College Road, Northcote. Corner of College Road and Kilham Avenue. Entrance via College Road.

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sat to Sun: 8:30am - 2:30pm

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


 

Central Auckland
Auckland CBD RAT Collection Centre

Chemist Warehouse, 1A/155 Lower Queen Street.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm

 Masks available Walk-In only.


Balmoral RAT Collection Centre

182 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Tamaki Health Hub RAT Collection Centre 

75a Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns

Mon to Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available  Walk-In only . Please be aware on-site parking is limited. Free on-street parking is available on Felton Matthews Ave near the centre.


St Johns RAT Collection Centre (New site 75a Felton Matthew Drive) 

Permanently CLOSED


Glen Innes RAT Collection Centre

Auckland Netball Centre. 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, Glen Innes

Permanently CLOSED


Mount Wellington RAT Collection Centre

95 - 105 Leonard Road, Mount Wellington.

Permanently CLOSED


 

West Auckland

Helensville RAT Collection Centre

Unichem Pharmacy, Helensville. 50 Commercial Road.

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Walk-In only. 


Henderson RAT Collection Centre

Whānau House, Waipareira Trust. Corner of Edsel St & Catherine St, Henderson.

Mon to Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Sat: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Health New Lynn RAT Collection Centre

Level 1 carpark, Totara Health Services, McCrae Way, New Lynn.

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sat to Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive Thru / Walk-In.


 Avondale RAT Collection Centre 

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

East Auckland
Pakuranga RAT Collection Centre 

Sun to Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

26 Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga. Enter via Aylesbury Street

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


 

South Auckland

Māngere  RAT Collection Centre

Corner of Waddon Place & Mascot Ave, opposite Countdown carpark, Mangere Town Centre.

Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

Masks available  Drive thru/ walk-in


Ōtara RAT Collection Centre

Otara Town Centre. 14 Fair Mall, Otara.

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: CLOSED

Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

 Masks available  Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in. Smaller trucks can drive thru.


Wiri RAT Collection Centre

The Whānau Ora Community Clinic. 25 Druces Road, Wiri.

Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Sat to Sun: CLOSED

Masks available  Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Manurewa RAT Collection Centre

Mountfort Park. Carpark opposite 199 Weymouth Road, Manurewa.

Mon to Fri: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available  Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Takanini RAT Collection Centre

8 Great South Road, Takanini.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

 Masks available  Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


Pukekohe  RAT Collection Centre

6 Roulston Street, Pukekohe

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


 

Islands

Waiheke RAT Collection Centre

132 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island.

Mon - Thu: 11:00am - 12:00pm & 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri: 11:00am  - 12:00pm & 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat to Sun: CLOSED

Masks availableWalk-In only.


 

Find your local Community Testing  Centre

For PCR testing and collection of RATs without a pre-order

 

North Auckland

Northcote Community Testing Centre

16 - 18 College Road, Northcote. Corner of College Road and Kilham Avenue. Entrance via College Road.

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sat to Sun: 8:30am - 2:30pm

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


 

Central Auckland
Balmoral Community Testing Centre

182 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm

 Masks available  Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Tamaki Health Hub Community Testing Centre 

75a Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns

Mon to Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Walk-In only. Please be aware on-site parking is limited. Free on-street parking is available on Felton Matthews Ave near the centre.


St Johns Community Testing Centre (New site at 75a Felton Matthew Ave)

261 Morrin Road, St Johns.

PERMANENTLY CLOSED


Glen Innes Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

Auckland Netball Centre. 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, Glen Innes

PERMANENTLY CLOSED


 

West Auckland

Henderson Community  Testing Centre

Whānau House, Waipareira Trust. Corner of Edsel St & Catherine St, Henderson.

Mon to Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Sat: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


 Avondale Community Testing Centre 

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

East Auckland
Pakuranga RAT Collection Centre 

Sun to Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

26 Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga. Enter via Aylesbury Street

 

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


 

South Auckland

Māngere  Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

Corner  of Waddon Place & Mascot Ave, opposite Countdown carpark, Mangere Town Centre.

Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available


Ōtara Community Testing Centre

Otara Town Centre. 14 Fair Mall, Otara.

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: CLOSED

Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in. Smaller trucks can drive thru.


Wiri Community Testing Centre

The Whānau Ora Community Clinic. 25 Druces Road, Wiri.

Mon to Fri: 9am - 3:30pm

Sat to Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Manurewa Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

Mountfort Park. Carpark opposite 199 Weymouth Road, Manurewa.

Mon to Fri: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Takanini Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

8 Great South Road, Takanini.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


Papakura Marae Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

29 Hunua Road, Papakura.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sat to Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In


Pukekohe Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

6 Roulston Street, Pukekohe

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

 Masks available Drive-Thru / Walk-In.