About the Department
The department 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.
Funding opportunities for activities and projects that contribute to the delivery of departmental objectives, as well as assistance for individuals.
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
Friday 23 September 2016
The Victorian Government is funding 15 new Changing Places across Victoria. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets with extra features and additional space to meet the needs of people with a disability and their carers.
Wednesday 21 September 2016
The departmentís Senior Practitioner - Disability has developed a new tool to help staff working in disability support services better understand and monitor the use of restrictive interventions or practices.
Thursday 15 September 2016
A $19.2 million funding boost announced during Child Protection Week will give foster, kinship and permanent carers access to more training, financial support and other assistance.
Wednesday 07 September 2016
Foster and kinship carers help to make our world a safer place for many children and their work and sacrifice is often gone unnoticed.