About the Department

We aspire to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

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Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse image

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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Be Connected Every Australian online

Discover how being online can enrich your life

Be Connected is a new, free program for older Australians to help them increase their online confidence and skills, and realise the benefits of going online.
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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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