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 - 4:30pm

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

Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Trucks please park on road, occupants to walk in.


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

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

Walk-In only.


Albany RAT Collection Centre

End of Oaklands Road, Albany.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 5:00pm

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 Sun: 7:30am - 6:30pm

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

Walk-In only.


Balmoral RAT Collection Centre

182 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden.

Mon to Sun: 7:30am - 7:00pm

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


Glen Innes RAT Collection Centre

Auckland Netball Centre. 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, Glen Innes

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Walk-In Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Drive-Thru. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


Mount Wellington RAT Collection Centre

95 - 105 Leonard Road, Mount Wellington.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Drive-Thru only.


 

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

Walk-In only.


Westgate RAT Collection Centre

7-9 Westgate Drive, Westgate.

Mon to Sun: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Drive-Thru only.  


Massey RAT Collection Centre

Corner of Kedgley Road and Gunton Drive, Westgate Zone 4 carpark, Massey.

Tue to Sat: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Sun to Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm

Walk-In Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Drive-Thru.


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 - 3:00pm

Sun: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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

Drive Thru / Walk-In.


 

East Auckland

Pakuranga RAT Collection Centre

Lloyd Elsmore Park. Lady Marie Drive, Pakuranga Heights.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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


 

South Auckland

Māngere RAT Collection Centre

Te Wānanga Ō Aotearoa, 15 Canning Crescent, Māngere.

Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sat to Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


Ōtara RAT Collection Centre

Otara Town Centre. 14 Fair Mall, Otara.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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 Sun: 8:30am - 7:00pm

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.

Thu 19th May: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Mon to Fri: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

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

Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


Pukekohe  RAT Collection Centre

6 Roulston Street, Pukekohe

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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

Walk-In only.


 

Find your local Community Testing  Centre

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

North Auckland

Warkworth Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

77 Morrison Drive, Warkworth.

Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Sat to Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Drive-Thru / Walk-In. Trucks please park on road, occupants to walk in.


Northcote Community Testing Centre

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

Mon to Sun: 7:30am - 6:30pm

Drive-Thru / Walk-In.


 

Central Auckland

Balmoral Community Testing Centre

182 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden

Mon to Sun: 7:30am - 7:00pm

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


Glen Innes Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

Auckland Netball Centre. 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, Glen Innes

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Walk-In Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Drive-Thru. Suitable for medium trucks to park, occupants to walk in.


 

West Auckland

Massey Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

Corner of Kedgley Road and Gunton Drive, Westgate Zone 4 carpark, Massey.

Tue to Sat: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Sun to Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm

Walk-In Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Drive-Thru.


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 - 3:00pm

Sun: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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


Health New Lynn Community Testing Centre

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

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sat to Sun: CLOSED

Drive Thru / Walk-In.


 

East Auckland

Pakuranga Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

Lloyd Elsmore Park. Lady Marie Drive, Pakuranga Heights.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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


 

South Auckland

Māngere Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

Te Wānanga Ō Aotearoa, 15 Canning Crescent, Māngere

Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sat to Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Drive-Thru / Walk-In


Ōtara Community Testing Centre

Otara Town Centre. 14 Fair Mall, Otara.

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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 Sun: 8:30am - 7:00pm

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.

Thu 19th May: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Mon to Fri: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Sat: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

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

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

Drive-Thru / Walk-In


Pukekohe Pop-Up Community Testing Centre

6 Roulston Street, Pukekohe

Mon to Sun: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Drive-Thru / Walk-In.