Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia

The Department of Human Services is a Victorian Government department that plans, funds and delivers community and housing services in line with the government’s vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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  • Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund applications open

    Children playing tug-o-war Thursday 28 April 2016

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

  • More housing support for family violence

    Royal Commission into Family Violence logo Monday 18 April 2016

    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.

  • Reducing risk of wandering in people on the autism spectrum

    Wandering resource cover image Tuesday 05 April 2016

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

  • Working with our partners

    HSHPIC Ministerial Partnership Forum Monday 21 March 2016

    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.

  • Changes to provide certainty for children

    Children running Monday 29 February 2016

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

  • New child safe standards now in effect

    Two children painting pictures Monday 25 January 2016

    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.

  • New ice training to support frontline workers

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    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.

  • Art moves from street to estate in Collingwood

    Collingwood Mural Wednesday 23 December 2015

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

  • Survive the heat this summer

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

  • Social housing volunteers honoured

    Penington and Hadfield winners Anna Rogalina and Michael Aboujundi with Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley Monday 14 December 2015

    Frances Penington Award and Molly Hadfield Award winners announced for 2015

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