Programs & Services
- Fair pay for social and community services workers
On 1 February 2012, Fair Work Australia made an historic decision to provide fair pay for social and community services (SACS) workers and for workers in crisis assistance and supported housing (CASH).
- Volunteer Grants
Support to community organisations to help their volunteers in the course of their volunteering activities.
- Financial Management Program
The Program helps people across a range of income and financial literacy levels to manage their money, overcome financial adversity, participate in their communities and plan for the medium to long term.
- Emergency Relief
Assistance for people in immediate financial crisis who do not have other reasonable means of support.
- Preparedness: business continuity and pandemic planning
Preparedness includes conducting activities like business continuity planning for natural disasters, pandemics or other disruptive events.
- Services and information
Links in response to frequent enquiries about community programs and services.
- Commonwealth Financial Counselling (CFC)
A service strategy under the Australian Government's Financial Management Program.
- Civil Society
Civil Society encompasses the diverse range of community services undertaken by 600,000 charities and not-for-profit organisations across Australia.
- National Centre for Excellence
The Australian Government has committed to establish an independent Civil Society National Centre for Excellence (NCE) to support the vital work of charities and not-for-profits organisations.
- Consultation on Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Replacement Arrangements
Throughout July and August the Department will consult with charities and civil society organisations on the proposed replacement arrangements for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).
- Register of Harm Prevention Charities
A tax incentive mechanism to assist eligible institutions.
- National Secretariat
Financial support for peak bodies to assist them to contribute to government policy and service delivery, and communicate government information to their memberships.
- Community Investment Program
Helps Australians to participate in the community by supporting not-for-profit organisations to deliver responsive and integrated services that meet local community needs.
- Community Business Partnership
The Community Business Partnership will be re-established in 2014–15 to promote a culture of giving and volunteering in Australia.
- Help for ethnic community organisations
Helpful information and links for ethnic community organisations in relation to funding, governance and setting up a new organisation.
Gambling & Drugs
- Problem Gambling
The Department collaborates with key stakeholders, including state and territory governments, to combat the negative impacts of problem gambling.
- National Gambling Reform Act 2012
Reform Acts introducing the role of the National Gambling Regular, ATM withdrawal limits and pre-commitment and dynamic warning systems.