National Partnership Agreement (NPA) for adult public dental services

Page last updated: 28 October 2013

Under the NPA on Treating More Public Dental Patients, the Commonwealth is providing $344 million to state and territory governments to assist them in delivering services to up to 400,000 adults on public dental waiting lists.

For more details on public dental services in your state or territory, visit your State Health Department's website:

The 2012-13 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook included $1.3 billion to states and territories under a National Partnership Agreement (NPA) to expand services for adults in the public dental system. This NPA for adult public dental services will assist up to 1.4 million low income adults to receive dental services. Implementation of the NPA will be discussed with states and territories.