Oral health is fundamental to overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. With a healthy mouth people can eat and speak without pain, discomfort or embarrassment. Water fluoridation helps protect teeth from decay and is the most effective way to provide the benefits of fluoride to everyone in Victoria.
Water fluoridation in Victoria
Community water fluoridation is the most effective method of preventing tooth decay.
If your community doesn’t have fluoride, there are still things you can do to protect your teeth.
Fluoride and infants
It is safe to reconstitute infant formula with fluoridated drinking water in Australia.
Water fluoridation legislation
Fluoridation of water in Victoria is regulated by the Health (Fluoridation) Act.
Reviewed 29 November 2023