The Department of Social Services works to improve the lifetime wellbeing of migrants and refugees settling in Australia by responding to their specific needs, encouraging their independence and participation in the Australian community. We support a productive, harmonious and diverse society for all Australians.
The Home Affairs Portfolio was established in December 2017. As a result of the supporting Machinery of Government changes, the Settlement Services policy function has moved to the Department of Home Affairs. Details relating to these functions will be moved from this website to the Department of Home Affairs.
The Australian Government is pleased to respond to the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration as set out in No one teaches you to become an Australian: Report of the inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes (the Inquiry).