News

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

29 April 2016 2016–17 State Budget

The Victorian Treasurer, the Hon. Tim Pallas handed down the 2016–17 State Budget on 27 April 2016.

28 April 2016 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund applications open

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund provides payments for eligible students to attend school camps, sports and excursions.

28 April 2016 April Not for Profit News is now available

The April Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

18 April 2016 More housing support for family violence

Women and children escaping family violence will have more access to a range of housing options with new funding of $152 million announced by the Victorian Government.

05 April 2016 Reducing risk of wandering in people on the autism spectrum

A new best-practice resource ‘Wandering in People on the Autism Spectrum’ is now available for those caring for people on the autism spectrum.

21 March 2016 Working with our partners

More than 150 health, human services and sport and recreation stakeholders recently attended a forum to hear directly from Ministers about their joint vision for a future health and human services system.

03 March 2016 March Not for Profit News is now available

The March Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

29 February 2016 Changes to provide certainty for children

Legislative changes are now in effect that address delays in decision-making for children involved with child protection.

05 February 2016 February Not for Profit News is now available

The February Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

01 February 2016 Nominations for the 2016 Victorian Disability Awards are now open

The Victorian Disability Awards recognise people and organisations who make outstanding contributions to empowering people with a disability and creating an inclusive community.

28 January 2016 January 2016 Not for Profit News is now available

The January Not for Profit News contains the latest community sector news and events

25 January 2016 New child safe standards now in effect

From 1 January 2016 new child safe standards apply to organisations that provide services for children and receive government funding or are covered by regulation or contractual requirements, such as hospitals, schools and early childhood services.

21 January 2016 New ice training to support frontline workers

A free, online training package has been launched by the Victorian Government to support frontline workers who come into contact with people who are ice-affected.

23 December 2015 Art moves from street to estate in Collingwood

Young artists transform a plain brick wall into art on the Collingwood housing estate.

18 December 2015 Survive the heat this summer

With hot weather on the way it is important for you to stay cool to reduce your risk of heat related illness.