Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS)

The federally funded Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) supports the distribution of dental services into regional and remote communities. It does this by providing relocation and infrastructure grants to dentists who relocate to provide general dental services in regional and remote locations within Australia. The program offers:

  • Relocation grants from $15,000 to $120,000; and
  • Infrastructure grants up to $250,000.

The grants are available to registered general dentists who want to work in private practice in a location more regional, rural or remote then their current practice.

DRISS is an initiative of the Australian Government’s Department of Health and is administered by Rural Health Workforce Australia.

Applications for 2015-2016 funding period are currently closed. 

To find out more information or register your interest, visit: or freecall: 1800 475 433

Applications will only be accepted through the online portal during an open funding round.