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.
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.
Funding opportunities for activities and projects that contribute to the delivery of departmental objectives, as well as assistance for individuals.
Covers news items from all areas of human services interest, and events happening throughout the department. Includes a listing of our newsletters.
Latest News and Events
Monday 20 October 2014
This competition recognises the gardening achievements of public and community housing tenants who enhance the quality of their homes and communities.
Friday 17 October 2014
The Victorian Carer Action Agenda was launched on 17 October 2014. The Agenda recognises the invaluable contribution carers make to those they care for as well as the wider Victorian community.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
A new comprehensive package of initiatives to reduce the incidence of violence against women and children across Victoria has been announced.
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