Yes we use the school dental service, it was them who referred my daughter to the orthodontist (part of SA dental service) for braces. The expected fee of $5000+ is via the public system, apparently there is no free services for this even within the public hospitals. I will certainly look into those charity links thank you for posting them.
Regarding electricity....I signed up to a two year plan with AGL yesterday plus monthly payments which will reduce the bills considerably.
Thank you again