Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) provides quality public oral healthcare for Victorians. These services are provided through the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and through community health agencies throughout Victoria, from whom DHSV puchases dental services for public patients.

Services provided

  • Bulk-billed dental care for children
  • Free dental work performed by undergraduate dental students. Eligibility criteria apply. 
  • Free dental treatment. Eligibility criteria apply. 


For a full list of eligibility criteria regarding free dental treatment, visit

How to access

If you have a Dental emergency, call 1300 360 054
General dental, call (metropolitan) (03) 9341 1000
General dental, call (rural) 1800 833 039

Visit the Dental Health Services Victoria website.

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.


For dental emergencies:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 6 pm
Weekends and public holidays, 8.30 am – 6 pm

For general dentistry:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm


DHSV services are free, subject to eligibility criteria. Visit the DHSV website.

Calls to the 1800 number are free for Victorians.
Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.