Dental - Public

Dental Services:

Children’s dentistry is free* under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule, introduced in 2014 by the Federal Government, provides eligible children between the ages of 2-17, access to up to $1,000 in benefits per child for dental services over two consecutive calendar years.

Dental services include:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Cleaning
  • Fissure Sealing
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Extractions

Emergency appointments – no wait time

*No out of pocket costs

*All children aged up to the age of 13 are eligible for FREE dental treatment

*All children up to the age of 17 are eligible for FREE dental treatment if they hold a concession card or are dependents of concession card holders.


Adult Dental Program

Health Care / Pension Card holders over 18 years

Waiting time:
Patients must place their name on the waiting list for general care and dentures. Emergency appointments are made based on the emergency triage.
To make an appointment please contact Dental Reception on 9450 2000

Priority access

If you are eligible for public dental services, you may also have priority access to public dental care.
People who have priority access will be offered the next available appointment for general care and will not be placed on the general care wait list. Where you have denture care needs, you will be offered the next available appointment for denture care or placed on the priority denture list, where applicable.
The following groups have priority access to care:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children (0-13 years) and young people
  • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
  • Pregnant women
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Registered clients of mental health and disability services, supported by a letter of recommendation from their case manager or staff of special developmental schools

If you meet any of the above criteria, tell the receptionist when you telephone to make an appointment that you may be eligible for ‘priority access’.

Undergraduate Teaching Program

Melbourne University School of Dental Science. Students provide dental treatment under the supervision of a qualified dentist.

Eligibility: Health Care / Pension Card holders
Cost: Free for Health Care / Pension card holders
Waiting time: Next available appointment

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