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
Friday 07 November 2014
Carmel Flynn, Director Health and Human Services Emergency Management, discusses two policies that will help agencies plan for the summer season.
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Experienced child and family services practitioners are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Practice by Monday, 17 November 2014.
Update on the implementation of the Victoria’s Vulnerable Children – Our Shared Responsibility Strategy 2013–2022Tuesday 04 November 2014
The third Implementation Bulletin, provides an update on the range of initiatives and reforms that have been put in place to achieve these goals and outcomes so far for Victoria’s vulnerable children and families.
Friday 31 October 2014
Two organisations to join forces to deliver supported accommodation services for residents of Sandhurst Residential Services.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The eight new Services Connect Partnerships gathered together for the first time on 28 October to celebrate the exciting next phase of testing the Services Connect integrated model of human service delivery across rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria.
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