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.
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
Tuesday 25 August 2015
The Victorian Parliament has passed legislative changes today to repeal aspects of the Adoption Act 1984 that penalise natural parents who attempt to contact their adult adopted children.
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