Barwon South Western Region

The Region

Victoria’s South West region reaches from the coast to the stunning rainforest. You can enjoy the many beautiful beaches in the area or enjoy spotting wildlife on walks through unspoilt forest. There are also great amenities in the area.


Nearby Attractions

Popular tourist destinations include the Great Ocean Road and the Otway ranges.  Major towns in this region include Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as well as Torquay and Colac. 

Community Clinics


Barwon Health - Geelong


The Clinics

Barwon Health has 19 chairs across four clinics located in Belmont, Newcomb, Corio and the Wathaurong Aboriginal Health Service. We also provide outreach services to play groups and pre- schoolers. We employ Dentists, Dental Therapists, Oral Health Therapists, Advanced Dental Prosthetists, Oral Surgery Registrar and Dental Assistants and reception/admin staff. Find out more at


The Place

Geelong is in South West Victoria and has a population of around 12,000 people. It’s just one hour’s drive from Melbourne and half an hour from some of Victoria's most beautiful beaches, including the majestic Great Ocean Road and iconic Twelve Apostles. Find out more at

Bellarine Community Health - Point Lonsdale


The Clinic

Barwon Health supports Bellarine Community Health by providing dentists who work on rotation at the two-chair Point Lonsdale clinic. Find out more about the clinic at


The Place

Point Lonsdale is situated at the south-eastern end of the Bellarine Peninsula. Our major landmark is the lighthouse, built in 1902. It’s an excellent vantage point, as well as a popular spot for fishing.  A walking and cycling track extends from the foreshore and will take you to the neighbouring seaside town of Queenscliff. Find out more at

Colac Area Health


The Clinic

Colac Area Health Dental Clinic has around 6,100 clients and carries out 18,800 treatments a year. We were strong advocates for the 2009 introduction of fluoride into the public water system. The Clinic has five chairs and three of these operate through a contracted service with Barwon Health. Staff rotate between Barwon Health and Colac Area Health clinics. Find out more at


The Place

Colac is two hours west of Melbourne, situated in the foothills of the scenic Otway ranges and close to the Surf Coast. It’s renowned for its magnificent southern coastline, the Otway rainforests and the northern lakes and craters district. You can find out more at

Portland District Health


The Clinic

We have a two-chair Clinic overlooking Portland Bay, so our clients enjoy sea views from the waiting room. We provide services for all primary school children and for all other ages with concession. Currently the team includes a dentist, part-time therapist, part-time prosthetist and three dental assistants/ receptionists.  Find out more at


The Place

Portland is on the far south-west coast of Victoria. We’re a historical town with over 200 buildings classified by the National Trust.  We’re also the only deep-water seaport between Adelaide and Melbourne, making us a major centre for sea transport of goods and produce from the surrounding areas. Find out more at

South West Healthcare Dental Clinic (SWHD) - Warrnambool


The Clinic

The South West Healthcare Dental Clinic is a six-chair community dental clinic in the newly constructed wing of the Warrnambool Base Hospital. This location offers dental practitioners opportunities to work directly with ER departments on dental-related trauma, as well to delivery community and school-based education projects throughout South Western Victoria. Find out more at


The Place

South West Healthcare Dental (SWHD) is located in the picturesque coastal city of Warrnambool, at the end of Victoria’s illustrious Great Ocean Road. It has a population of around 32,000. Major attractions include Lake Pertobe, the Hopkins and Merri Rivers, the Lady Bay foreshore and whale watching in the winter months. The city hosts a range of events including the Port Fairy Folk Festival.  Find out more at

Western District Health Service - Hamilton


The Clinic

The Western District Health Service dental clinic has three chairs and employs a multi-disciplinary team of oral health professionals including dentists, dental auxiliary (therapist/hygienist), dental assistants and administrative staff. Find out more about us at


The Place

Hamilton is in the Southern Grampians Shire area and has a population of around 10,000 people.  Ours is a well-established community with a strong farming, sporting and arts culture. We’re also within driving distance of the South Adelaide coast and wineries.  Find out more at