About the Department

The Department of Human Services supports Victorians in need to build better lives and achieve their potential.


We take a whole-of-government and whole-of-community approach, working with our community services sector partners to provide housing and community services for individuals and families to help them get their lives back on track.


We develop and coordinate whole-of-government policies to remove barriers and improve the lives of Victorian women, young people and people living with a disability so they can fully participate in and contribute to their community and the economy.

Our Organisation

General information about the department, including details about its structure, values and key staff, as well as annual reports and budget and career information.

Our Ministers

Profiles of Ministers who hold the portfolios managed by the Victorian Department of Human Services and profile for the Parliamentary Secretary for Family and Community Services.

Plans, Programs & Projects

Strategic and service directions for the department.

Funding, Grants & Tenders

Funding opportunities for activities and projects that contribute to the delivery of departmental objectives, as well as assistance for individuals.

News & Events

Covers news items from all areas of human services interest, and events happening throughout the department. Includes a listing of our newsletters.

Documents & Resources

Includes specific materials such as reports, policies, guidelines, statisitics, forms and templates.

Latest News and Events

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Better services, better opportunities - Department of Human Services' strategic directions

A new direction for the Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services commenced operation under its new organisational structure on 14 December 2012, removing program-based silos and duplication and putting more focus at the front-line, where clients access our services.

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