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
Thursday 06 March 2014
Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Women's Affairs Heidi Victoria join forces to honour another 20 of the state's most outstanding women, inducting them onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in a ceremony in Melbourne this week.
Thursday 06 March 2014
The Department of Human Services is currently appealing to the Victorian community to consider opening their homes to vulnerable children with disability.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell announces more affordable housing in north-east Victoria in partnership with the private sector
Wednesday 12 February 2014
The Department of Human Services provides a range of support services to help residents in public housing to stay cool and healthy, particularly over the hot summer months.
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