Department of Communities

The Department of Communities brings together vital services and functions that enable individual, family and community wellbeing. Our committed people come to work every day to make a positive difference to the lives of Western Australians, including some of our most vulnerable citizens.
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Expanded grants program supports stronger future for women

Department of Communities Women’s Grants for a Stronger Future Program is now open, with a record $1.085 million in funding available. The Grants support the development of a variety of projects that advance gender equality, to build a better, fairer and more equitable community.
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Welcoming new neigh-bours

HorsePower Hills awarded a $1.2 million grant by Communities for purchase of a new facility.

What we do

We provide services and partner with others to keep children safe; deliver social and public housing; deliver vital community services, including in emergencies; address homelessness; prevent family and domestic violence; provide stewardship for disability services; and drive the agenda for women's interests, youth, seniors and ageing, carers, and volunteering.

Our outcomes

As a purpose-led organisation our outcomes focus on long-term success and realisation of our vision. Our outcomes define the changes that will occur as a result of the supports we provide. Each day we are working towards:

  1. Strong families
  2. Care for children
  3. Inclusive communities
  4. A place to call home
  5. Resilient people and communities
  6. A great place to work

Our outcomes are defined in our Strategic Direction Statement 2022-25.

View our Strategic Direction Statement

Our portfolios

Ministerial reporting

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The Freedom of Information Act 1992 gives the public a right to access information held by the Department of Communities. Learn more on how to lodge an application.