Public dental services provide both general and emergency dental services.

Public dental services are free for all children under 18 with a Medicare card.

Public dental services are free for adults with one of the following concession cards:

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

To make a dental appointment, contact your local public dental service. They will ask for your Medicare card details. If you are an adult, you will also need your concession card details.

Help to access this service:

  • In your language call Translating and Interpreting Services on 131 450
  • If you have a hearing or speech impediment call National Relay Service 1300 555 727

Contact telephone numbers for public dental clinics in NSW

Local health district Phone number
Central Coast 1300 789 404
Illawarra Shoalhaven 1300 369 651
Hunter New England 1300 651 625
Far West (02) 6809 8621 or 1300 552 626
Mid North Coast 1300 651 625
Murrumbidgee 1800 450 046
Nepean Blue Mountains (02) 4734 2387 or 1300 769 221
Northern NSW 1300 651 625
Northern Sydney 1300 732 503
South Eastern Sydney 1300 134 226
Southern NSW 1800 450 046
South Western Sydney (02) 9293 3333
Sydney​​ (02) 9293 3333
Western Sydney (02) 8890 6766
Western NSW (02) 6809 8621 or 1300 552 626

Go to the closest hospital emergency department if you have:

  • swelling in your face or neck.
  • bleeding from your mouth that will not stop
  • a serious injury to your face.

For more information visit the Oral Health section of the NSW Health website.

November 2019 © NSW Ministry of Health.

SHPN: (COHS) 190547​

Current as at: Monday 29 June 2020