Rapid antigen tests
You can collect free rapid antigen tests (RATs) from:
- Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, Shop 26, Ground Floor, 7-13 High Street, Bayswater VIC 3153
- Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia VIC 3155
- Ferntree Gully Library, Ferntree Gully Community Centre, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
- Knox Library, Knox City Shopping Centre, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152
- Rowville Library, Stud Park Shopping Centre, Stud Road, Rowville VIC 3178
- Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South VIC 3152
Limits may apply. You do not need to show ID or a concession card.
If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not collect RATs until you are well. If you can’t get to a location, a guardian or carer can collect your free RATs for you.
Free RATs for the community are delivered with support from the Victorian Government.
COVID-19 testing sites
The Department of Health has a handy tool to help you find COVID-19 testing sites near you.
If you are unwell with mild respiratory symptoms (such as coughing, runny nose or fever) or other COVID-19 symptoms (such as nausea or vomiting), you can visit a respiratory clinic.
Respiratory clinics are staffed by general practitioners (GPs) and nurses and:
- provide care for people with COVID-19
- offer face-to-face assessments, testing and immediate support for people with respiratory illnesses such as influenza, hayfever, COVID-19 and asthma
- are free for everyone with or without a Medicare card.
Find the latest COVID-19 restrictions on the Victorian Government website.
Vaccinations are important to reduce the risks and spread of COVID-19.
There are 4 different vaccines available:
- If you are aged 12 and over, you can have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
- If you are aged 18 and over, you can also get the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines.
People aged over 16 who received their second dose 3 or more months ago can now have a third dose.
These booster shots are important in keeping up your immunity against COVID-19.
Visit the Department of Health website to find more information on COVID-19 vaccines.
Make an appointment
If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, including a booster vaccine, you can:
- book an appointment online at a Victorian Government vaccination centre
- call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398
- book an appointment online with a local pharmacy or GP.
Being COVID safe
To stop the spread of COVID-19, please remember to:
- get tested and isolate if you have symptoms
- regularly wash or sanitise your hands
- cover coughs and sneezes
- maintain at least 1.5 metres distance from others
- carry a face mask with you when leaving home.
If you need support
Support is available if you are concerned about COVID-19 or are distressed because you are in quarantine or sick.
- View information on COVID-19 support services.
- Learn more about Knox-area mental health and wellbeing services.
You can also access support at the Head to Health website for:
- links to mental health online and phone support
- resources and services that can help if you’re experiencing mental health concerns or trying to support someone else.
Information for businesses
Council's Economic Development Team has a range of resources to support local businesses to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit knoxbiz.com.au for more information.
Community impact survey reports
This survey measured the needs and experiences of our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provided comprehensive information to guide our recovery efforts.
The first survey took place in 2020, with a second survey conducted in 2021.