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
Wednesday 18 March 2015
The Victorian Government has announced a new $43 million initiative that will move children out of residential care and into home-based care placements.
Monday 16 March 2015
The Commonwealth and state and territory governments are working together to develop a new national quality and safeguarding framework for the NDIS.
Monday 16 February 2015
The Victorian Government has announced a $19 million investment in the out-of-home care system to provide stronger support for some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children and young people.
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.
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