Can I claim any rebates on dental work?

Dental care and Medicare

Most dental treatments are not covered by the Australian Government. Most dental costs are paid for by patients. Although Medicare covers some essential dental services for some children and adults who are eligible. 

Who can get dental coverage under Medicare?

Child dental benefits schedule - For children, ages 2 to 17 whose parents receive certain Centrelink benefits such as family tax benefit Part A, the schedule pays $1,013 over two calendar years for basic dental services such as dental check-ups, x-rays, cleaning, sealing cracked teeth, fillings, root canals and extractions. This does not cover orthodontic or cosmetic dental work, or any dental care provided in hospital.

To see if your child is eligible, visit the Services Australia website.

Concession card holders – The states and territories provide public dental services that cover general dental, emergency dental services and in some cases, referrals to specialist services like orthodontics in hospital. These services are available for patients who hold a Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Human Services Card and vary depending on where you reside. To find out what’s available where you live, visit your state or territory department website below -

New South Wales: NSW Health

Australian capital territory: ACT Health

Queensland: Queensland Health 

South Australia: SA Health

Northern Territory: Department of Health 

Tasmania: Oral Health Services Tasmania  

Victoria: Department of Health

Western Australia: Dental Health Services 

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