- Department of Social Services
We aspire to be Australia's pre-eminent social policy agency.
Much of the information on this website is arranged into subject areas for easy access. The subject areas are:
- Families and Children
- Housing Support
- Communities and Vulnerable People
- Disability and Carers
- Women's Safety
The Australian Government is committed to working effectively with civil society organisations to deliver valuable services for individuals, families and the community. This includes providing greater certainty for service providers to improve service delivery and enable them to continue to deliver the critical work that they do.
As part of a broad plan to boost productivity and remove unnecessary red tape for community organisations, the Department of Social Services (DSS) new arrangements streamline 18 programs into seven. This will see significant improvements to grants funding, enhance service delivery and provide greater freedom for service providers.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) offers a challenging and meaningful career working at the centre of the Australian Government's social policy agenda.
We are a people-based organisation that encourages flexible working conditions and opportunities for promotion and development in a career where you can make a difference to your community.
The diversity of our staff is very important to us and we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, women and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace, policy development and service delivery.