Rural Health Workforce Australia is the peak body for the state and territory Rural Workforce Agencies. Our not-for-profit Network attracts, recruits and supports health professionals for rural and remote communities.

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Dental Relocation & Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS)

The Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) was designed to help improve dental workforce distribution and service delivery in rural and remote areas.

The Scheme has now closed, with no applications for relocation or infrastructure grants accepted since March 2016 and no future rounds are scheduled. Rural Health Workforce Australia are managing existing participants of the Scheme.

Our advice is that the Department of Health is currently considering a range of other mechanisms to better support the distribution of the dental workforce, especially in rural and remote areas. Further information will be provided on the Department of Health’s website at

Any further inquiries regarding rural dental workforce support should be directed to the Department of Health, via email