Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme

Round six funding has now closed. Applications for funding for round seven will open in 2017.

Funding round now closed.

The Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) was announced as part of the 2012-2013 budget and provides $77.7 million over four years to strengthen services in regional and remote areas. The scheme will help improve dental workforce distribution and service delivery capacity in rural communities.

DRISS provides relocation and infrastructure grants to encourage and support dentists to relocate and assist them to establish new practices or expand existing practices.  DRISS includes relocation grants up to $120,000 and the opportunity to apply for infrastructure grants up to $250,000 to help pay for equipment and fit-out of dental facilities.

The program is administered by Rural Health Workforce Australia, for more information including guidelines and application details visit their website.