Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme

The Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) commenced in 2013 to encourage and support dentists to relocate to, and practise in regional and remote communities, as well as to assist dentists in establishing new practices or expanding existing practices.

Page last updated: 26 July 2017

Future of Rural Dental Workforce Support

The Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) is administered by Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA). RHWA manages existing participants of the Scheme. No applications for relocation or infrastructure grants have been accepted since March 2016 and no future rounds are scheduled.

While the future of rural dental workforce support is being considered by Government, some funding from the DRISS has been reallocated to expand the Royal Flying Doctor Service role in providing mobile dental outreach services.

Updated information about how Government will continue support for improved access to dental services in rural areas will be available on this page in the near future.

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