Communities and Vulnerable People

The Department of Social Services helps support communities through a number of programmes and services. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations providing services for communities.

More information is available under publications and articles and related agencies and sites.

Responsibility for the implementation of the National Compact has transferred to the Office for the Not-for-Profit Sector in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Further information is available on the National Compact website.

DSS also helps to support Australians' mental health.

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