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 21 July 2014
On Friday 18 July, it was announced that Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 was tragically shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing all passengers aboard.
Monday 14 July 2014
On 3 July, the department opened an Advertised Call for Submissions for groups of non-government service providers to establish Services Connect Partnerships.
Monday 14 July 2014
Women serving on boards of Victorian Government funded not-for-profit organisations can now apply for the 2015 Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship program.
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