Related Agencies & Sites

Communities

Australian government agencies

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics – Department of Treasury
    Assists and encourages informed decision making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service

  • Centrelink
    Delivers a range of services to the Australian community. Find information on payments and services for individuals and businesses

  • Disaster Assist
    Gives individuals and families better access to information about recovery assistance following a disaster

  • Office for the Not-for-Profit Sector
    The Office for the Not-for-Profit Sector was established in October 2010 in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to drive and coordinate the not-for-profit sector policy reform agenda and the National Compact: working together.

  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship
    Manages the entry and stay of people through the migration, temporary entry and humanitarian programs; resolution of the immigration status of people; security of Australia's borders; and delivery of settlement services, including adult English language training, refugee settlement support, and translating and interpreting services

  • Emergency Management Australia – Attorney-General’s Department
    Works towards safer, sustainable communities by providing national leadership in the development of emergency management measures to reduce the risk to communities and manage the consequences of disasters

  • Social Inclusion - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
    Aims to facilitate a socially inclusive society in which all Australians feel valued and have the opportunity to participate fully in the life of our society
  • National Compact - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
    Agreement between Australian Government and the Not-for-Profit Sector outlining how the two work together

  • Department of Health and Ageing
    Provides information on Health Emergencies, including what the Australian Government will do and resources for individuals and organisations. For information on health reform, visit the National Health Reform website

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    Advances the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia's security; enhancing Australia's prosperity; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas

  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Provides reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare

  • Australian Institute of Family Studies
    Conducts research and communicates findings that affect family wellbeing

State & territory government sites

Find information on local community programs, events and services in your state or territory.

Volunteering

  • Australian Volunteer Search
    Australian Government initiative providing searches for volunteer opportunities.

  • Indigenous Community Volunteers
    Not-for-profit organisation providing Indigenous Australians with new skills

  • Volunteering Australia
    National peak body working to advance volunteering.

  • Go Volunteer
    National volunteer recruitment website. Provides free Internet advertising for not-for-profit community organisations looking for volunteers. Helps volunteers find volunteer opportunities.

 

Gambling & Drugs

Help for problem gambling

Sites for professionals

 

Mental Health

Help for mental illness

  • beyondblue

  • National, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. Find accurate, up-to-date, and easy to read information

  • headspace
    Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation

  • Kids Matter
    National mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative specifically developed for primary schools

  • Lifeline 13 11 14
    24-hour counselling service and information service

  • Multicultural Mental Health Australia
    Provides national leadership in building greater awareness of mental health and suicide prevention amongst Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD)

Australian government agencies

  • Department of Health and Ageing
    Implements a range of the mental health initiatives as outlined in the COAG’S National Action Plan on Mental Health (2006-2011)

  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
    As a part of the government’s ‘Better Mental Health Services for Australia - Helping young people stay in education’ initiative the Youth Pathways program has been expanded. Youth Pathways aims to assist the most at-risk young people to make a successful transition through to completion of year 12 (or its equivalent) and ultimately, to further education, training or employment and active participation in the community

  • Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
    Comprises the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and has agreed to a National Action Plan on Mental Health (2006-2011). Provides a strategic framework that emphasises coordination and collaboration between government, private and non-government providers in order to deliver a more seamless and connected care system, so that people with mental illness are able to participate in the community

  • yourHealth
    Our Australian health system is YOUR health system.
    Find out how YOU can help make it better through the yourHealth website.

Related sites

  • Mental Health Council of Australia
    Peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians

 

Volunteers

For volunteers and community organisations

Volunteering Australia websites

  • Volunteering Australia
    National peak body working to advance volunteering

  • Go Volunteer
    National volunteer recruitment website. Provides free Internet advertising for not-for-profit community organisations looking for volunteers. Helps volunteers find volunteer opportunities

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