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Information for anyone wanting to know about housing in Victoria, including homelessness or crisis, moving into or staying in private rental, advice for home owners and buyers, current public housing tenants and potential social housing tenants.

Children, families and young people

Information on programs such as Adoption, Child Protection, Placement and Support, Family Services, Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Youth Justice and Youth Services.

Disability

Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvment and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.

Financial Support

Information on a range of financial supports and benefits, including concessions, available for eligible Victorians.

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The rights of those receiving services, privacy, making complaints, giving feedback and access to information on offices helping to protect rights.

Applying for Documents & Records

Access personal and family information about Wardship and Adoption, and counselling to access Donor Conception in Victoria. Access to other records held by the department through Freedom of Information.

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    Friday 21 June 2013

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    Monday 17 June 2013

    The Link newsletter provides concessions stakeholders with information available from the Victorian State Government’s concession program, along with other programs that may be useful for concession card holders.

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    On 9 October 2012, Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Community Services and Women’s Affairs, Mary Wooldridge, launched Victoria’s Action Plan to Address Violence against Women and Children.

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The department is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information which we and our funded service partners handle. Personal information is information which directly or indirectly identifies a person.

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