About the Department

Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities.

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National Redress Scheme

National Redress Scheme now open

The National Redress Scheme is providing support to those who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
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Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission

On 13 June 2018, the Australian Government released its response to the Royal Commission, including the establishment of the National Office for Child Safety within the Department of Social Services.
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Budget 2018

Budget 2018

The 2018-19 Budget was released on 8 May 2018, to find out more visit our dedicated Budget webpage. You’ll find a media release, fact sheets and the Portfolio Budget Statement.
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Try, Test and Learn Fund – Tranche two now open!

Find out how you can submit a proposal for the second tranche of the Try, Test and Learn Fund.
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Possible Scam Alert

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently received reports that members of the Public have been contacted by an individual or individuals identifying themselves as DSS officers.
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