WHO HAS A RAT?: Chemist orders to arrive in February

ABOVE: The RATS arrive at Sydney Airport on Monday. Photo: Contributed

Footage of the delivery of 1.2 million rapid antigen tests at Sydney Airport was sent to media outlets by the NSW Government.

Another 15 million RATs are expected within the next seven days.

None of these are likely to reach our region. We called local chemists and supermarkets to find out if they had any RATs.

The only places to have them today were Woodenbong Pharmacy and Evans Head IGA.

The State Government is buying another 50 million tests which they said will be delivered through February and into March.

Who has a RAT?


McDonalds Pharmacy

None available, we expect supplies in the next 3-4 weeks.

Scrivener & Webb

We are out of stock.

Bill Williams


South Casino Pharmacy

We did have some, but none today. Expecting more next Tuesday.

Choice Discount Store


Coles supermarket



Has some this morning. Sold the last one at 10am. We don’t know when more are coming in.


Kyogle Chemist

No RATs at the moment.

Pharmacist received a letter stating RATs would arrive mid-late February

“We were going to order a truckload, but can’t get them.’’

Ritchie’s IGA

“None at the moment and we don’t know when more will come in.”

Evans Head

Chempro Chemist

No RATs. Don’t know when they will come.

Evans Head Ritchies IGA

Have a couple left. They’re selling fast.


Bonalbo Foodworks

We had some but we are unable to get any at the moment.

Bonalbo Pharmacy



Woodenbong Pharmacy

We have a few and more are being delivered today. Expecting 10 packs with five in each pack.


Tabulam Family Mart


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