News and newsletters related to the Department of Human Services from around our state.

25 July 2014 Nominate now for 2014 Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards

These awards publicly acknowledge an individual tenant, or a group of tenants, who contribute to their community.

24 July 2014 National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children

Commonwealth, state and territory governments are working together, with the community to implement the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).

21 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines MH-17 Incident

On Friday 18 July, it was announced that Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 was tragically shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing all passengers aboard.

15 July 2014 Non-Mains Energy Concessions now open

The Non-Mains Energy Concession applies to LPG, heating oil, generators or electricity from an embedded network.

14 July 2014 NDIS one year on

One year on the NDIS is making a real difference to the lives of Victorians and Australians with a disability.

14 July 2014 Advertised Call for Submissions opens for Services Connect Partnerships

On 3 July, the department opened an Advertised Call for Submissions for groups of non-government service providers to establish Services Connect Partnerships.

14 July 2014 Scholarship program now open for Victorian women

Women serving on boards of Victorian Government funded not-for-profit organisations can now apply for the 2015 Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship program.

03 July 2014 Jobs in security for public housing tenants

Smiles all around as 19 public housing tenants graduate from a training program that will help them find work in the security industry.

03 July 2014 Nominations open to 2015 Honour Roll of Women

The Victorian Honour Roll of Women recognises and celebrates inspirational women who have lived or worked in Victoria who, through their field of work or endeavour, have made an exceptional contribution and generated long-term benefits for the local community, the state, nationally or internationally. Posthumous nominations and self nominations are accepted.

01 July 2014 Strengthening Victoria’s resilience in emergencies

New emergency management arrangements for Victoria commence today, marking a significant step forward in our reform of emergency management.

23 June 2014 Recognising the contribution of our silent heroes

The Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Awards highlight the outstanding achievements made by volunteers across Victoria. Nominate a deserving volunteer today.

06 June 2014 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Award winners announced

The awards celebrate the achievements and contribution of people who are making a difference to the lives of Victorians with a disability.

05 June 2014 New neighbourly behaviour statement for public housing tenants

From Tuesday, 10 June 2014 all public housing tenants will be expected to comply with a new neighbourly behaviour statement.

30 May 2014 New funding for family violence

The Victorian Premier, Denis Napthine, today announced an additional $30 million to protect and support women and children at risk of family violence.

29 May 2014 The Victorian Government wants to hear from people with a disability

Are you a person with a disability who is over 18 years old? The Victorian Government wants to know about your experiences, in your life and your community, since the Victorian state disability plan 2013-16 commenced on 1 January 2013.