Department of Communities
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.
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:
- Strong families
- Care for children
- Inclusive communities
- A place to call home
- Resilient people and communities
- A great place to work
Our outcomes are defined in our Strategic Direction Statement 2022-25.
View our Strategic Direction Statement
Hon Stephen Dawson MLC
Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA
Hon Sabine Winton BA BPS MLA
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