The Commonwealth Child Dental Benefits Schedule allows for up to $1000* basic dental treatment over a two-year period for eligible 2–17 year olds
2-17 year olds are eligible if they receive Family Tax Benefit A External website icon or other relevant Australian Government payments
Treatment is bulk billed through Medicare
Eligible children pay $0 – no out of pocket costs
No wait list – your child will have the next available appointment
What dental treatments are available?
Dental check-ups and cleaning teeth
Fissure sealants and Fillings
Note that in Victoria, homeschoolers over the age of 16 are currently ineligible for the Family Tax Benefit Part A and the associated health care card. If you are on a health care card and will continue to home educate without the FTB A after their 16th birthday, we recommend you take advantage of the Dental Benefits Schedule before your child turns 16.
Victoria: Anyone can receive emergency dental care (including non-concession card holders) through The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. You can also access emergency dental care through your local community dental clinic if you are eligible.