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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Latest News and Events

  • Getting the disability workforce ready for the NDIS

    Workforce plan for NDIS cover image Thursday 20 October 2016

    The Victorian Government has launched 'Keeping our sector strong: Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS' to ensure Victoria has a world-class disability workforce to support the roll out of the NDIS.

  • Carers Recognition Act - supporting people in care relationships

    Two women shopping for food Monday 17 October 2016

    While carers support people in their day to day activities, they themselves may need support to stay healthy and well.

  • The year in review 2015–16

    DHHS annual report 2015-16 front cover Thursday 13 October 2016

    The Department of Health and Human Services 2015–16 annual report was tabled in Parliament on 13 October 2016.

  • Commission report tabled in Parliament

    Wednesday 12 October 2016

    The Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) has undertaken a systemic Inquiry into Compliance with the Intent of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle in Victoria (ACPP Inquiry).

  • Tell us where you would like new Changing Places

    Changing Places logo Friday 23 September 2016

    The Victorian Government is funding 15 new Changing Places across Victoria. Changing Places are larger than standard accessible toilets with extra features and additional space to meet the needs of people with a disability and their carers.

  • New tool to monitor and reduce restrictive interventions

    Image of person in motorised wheelchair Wednesday 21 September 2016

    The department’s Senior Practitioner - Disability has developed a new tool to help staff working in disability support services better understand and monitor the use of restrictive interventions or practices.

  • More support for Victorian carers

    More support for Victorian carers: children playing Thursday 15 September 2016

    A $19.2 million funding boost announced during Child Protection Week will give foster, kinship and permanent carers access to more training, financial support and other assistance.

  • Victoria's child protection workers honoured

    Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards 2016 Wednesday 07 September 2016

    Foster and kinship carers help to make our world a safer place for many children and their work and sacrifice is often gone unnoticed.

  • Adoption equality starts now in Victoria

    Adoption equality starts now Thursday 01 September 2016

    From 1 September 2016, same-sex and gender diverse couples can now adopt in Victoria as a result of changes to adoption laws.

  • Victorian adoption law review: have your say

    Review of adoption law Thursday 11 August 2016

    Individuals and organisations with an interest, expertise or experience in adoption are invited to have their say on the future of Victorian adoption legislation as part of an independent review.


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