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.
General information about the department, including details about its structure, values and key staff, as well as annual reports and budget and career information.
Covers news items from all areas of human services interest, and events happening throughout the department. Includes a listing of our newsletters.
Includes specific materials such as reports, policies, guidelines, statisitics, forms and templates.
Latest News and Events
Monday 05 January 2015
The Report it Right and WIN! tertiary writing competition challenges media, journalism and communications students write a news story or feature article about a current news issue relating to disability.
Friday 07 November 2014
Carmel Flynn, Director Health and Human Services Emergency Management, discusses two policies that will help agencies plan for the summer season.
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Experienced child and family services practitioners are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Practice by Monday, 17 November 2014.
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.More on A new direction for the Department of Human Services