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, Grants & Tenders

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

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.

Plans, Programs & Projects

Strategic and service directions for the department.

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

  • Tell us where you would like new Changing Places

    Changing Places logo 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.

  • New tool to monitor and reduce restrictive interventions

    Image of person in motorised wheelchair 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.

  • More support for Victorian carers

    More support for Victorian carers: children playing 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.

  • September Not for Profit News is now available

    Image-man-reading-a-newspaper Tuesday 13 September 2016

    The September Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

  • Victoria's child protection workers honoured

    Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards 2016 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.