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How much you pay for public dental care depends of your dental problem and your circumstances. You may be able to get treatment for free or there may be a cost involved.

Fees are effective from 1 October 2020. Fees are subject to change.

Emergency Dental Care

Adult

  • $29.50 per visit if you hold a Pensioner Concession Card or Healthcare Card. The most you will need to pay for a complete general course of care is $118.
  • $248 if you do not hold a Concession Card. Payment is required before you begin treatment.

Children age 0-12 years

Free for children aged between 0-12

Young People aged 13-17 years

  • Free if you or your parent hold a Pensioner Concession card
  • $248 if you or your parent do not hold a Pensioner Concession Card. Payment is required before you begin treatment.

General Dental Care

Adult

$29.50 per visit if you hold a Pensioner Concession Card. The most you will need to pay for a complete general course of care is $118.

Children aged 0-12 years

  • Free if you or your parent hold a Concession card
  • Free if you are eligible for Child Dental Benefit Schedule
  • $34 per child if you or your parents do not hold a Pensioner Concession card. The most your family will pay is $138 per course of care.

Young People age 13-17 years

Dentures

$70.50 per denture. The most you will pay for full dentures is $141.

Specialist Dental Care

The fee is dependent on the treatment provided. The most you will pay is $356 for a course of care.

Dental Teaching Clinic

Adult

Free if you hold a Pensioner Concession card.

Children aged 0-12 years

Free. No Pensioner Concession cards are needed.

Young People aged 13-17 years

Free if you or your parent holds a Pensioner Concession card.

Services for homebound patients (Domiciliary)

Free if you hold one of the following cards:

If you are not a Government card holder, fees are payable for this service.

People who do not pay fees for dental treatment

  • Refugees
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples except for Specialist treatment
  • Homeless people and people at risk of homelessness
  • Children and young people up to 18 years of age, who are in out-of-home care provided by the Children Youth and Families Division of the Department of Human Services
  • All youth justice clients (regardless of age)
  • Registered clients of mental health and disability services with a letter from their case manager or special developmental schools
  • People experiencing financial hardship
  • Children and young people aged 0-17 years who are health care or pensioner concession card holders or dependents of concession card holders except for specialist dental services.