The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne


The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) provides general, specialist and emergency dental care to all eligible Victorians. RDHM is a teaching hospital. This means that you may be treated by a variety of dental professionals, including students, specialists in training or other qualified staff.

Dental emergency

Telephone numberCall: (03) 9341 1000

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Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm

Weekends & public holidays: 8:30am to 6:00pm

RDHM building iconRoyal Dental Hospital of Melbourne open hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm

Weekends & public holidays: 8:30am to 6:00pm


Change your dental appointment at RDHM

General enquiries

Telephone numberCall: (03) 9341 1000 or 1800 833 039 (country call)

Opening hours iconOpen hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Weekends & public holidays: closed

Did you know that dental treatment is free for eligible Victorians at teaching clinics, and waiting times are usually shorter? Please go to our free care by dental students page for further information.


720 Swanston Street
Carlton VIC Australia 3053


Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Aboriginal Liaison Officer(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Telephone:(03) 9341 1163

Aboriginal Community Development Worker


(03) 9341 1313

Email us

Services for indigenous communities >>

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples flagsWe acknowledge the traditional custodians of Australia and we welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to our service.

How to get to The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

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Public works around Melbourne

To help plan your journey,
we suggest visiting:
Public Transport Victoria

PDF doc iconInner Melbourne Hospital Map and Guide [PDF, 522KB]

By public transport

Train: Melbourne Central is the closest train station to the hospital.

Tram: From Melbourne Central, catch a tram up Swanston Street towards the University of Melbourne. Tram numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 travel past the hospital and you need to get off at tram stop number 1 for the hospital.  For more information call 1800 800 007 or visit website icon

Car parking

Meter parking is available on Swanston Street, Grattan Street and Cardigan Street. Time limits vary from one to two hours.

The closest commercial car park is on the corner of Grattan and Cardigan Streets.

Disabled parking

Disabled parking spaces can be found on Lynch Street. There are four bays for RDHM visitors.

Please note: Gates that provide access to Lynch Street are open weekdays between 6:30am and 6:00pm, but are closed at all other times including weekends and public holidays. Alternative disabled parking bays are available on Cardigan Street and on the University of Melbourne side of Swanston Street, just north of Grattan Street.

Two five-minute drop off spaces are also available on Swanston Street, near the entrance to the hospital.

Map showing location of The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

Disability access

People with wheelchairs and prams can enter through the main entrance on Swanston Street. There is also a ramp at the Lynch Street entrance.

Changing places bathroom logoAn accredited Changing Places toilet is available for hospital visitors and the general public. This toilet is located on the ground floor opposite the reception desk. It features a height-adjustable change table, tracking hoist system, circulation space, a shower and a centrally placed toilet with room at either end for carers.

More about access to the hospital for people with disabilities >>


Free Wi-Fi available at the Royal Dental Hospital of MelbourneThe Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne provides free Wi-Fi internet for all patients and visitors. Look out for the posters in our waiting rooms and reception areas for information on how to connect.
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What hospital level should I go to?

Click here for services found on Level 1

Emergency care

For patients who have:

  • injuries to the face or mouth
  • swelling around teeth, in the mouth or face
  • severe bleeding from the gums
  • severe toothache and pain

General care

For patients who need:

  • check-ups
  • cleaning
  • fillings

Specialist care

For patients who need:

  • Orthodontics – alignment of teeth
  • Oral Medicine – treatment of disease of the lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw
  • Periodontics – treatment of gum disease
  • Prosthodontics – dentures, crowns, bridges
  • Paediatric Dentistry – dental care for children
  • Endodontics – root canal treatment
  • Special Needs Dentistry – dental care for people with intellectual or physical disabilities and complex medical histories

Click here for services found on Level 2

Teaching Clinic

  • Emergency and general dental services for children and adults, provided by students under the supervision of senior dental professionals.

Click here for services found on Level 4

Day Surgery

  • Operating theatres
  • Oral Surgery

For patients who need:

  • Surgical procedures involving the teeth, mouth or jaw