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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

About us

The Department of Human Services (DHS) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support safety, equality, opportunity and justice across South Australia.

DHS has lead responsibility on behalf of the South Australian government in the areas of disability policy, funding and services; social housing and homelessness; affordable living programs; youth justice; domestic violence; problem gambling; screening services and disaster relief and recovery. DHS also provides a wide range of grants to community organisations; leads the government's agenda to build thriving communities and promote resilience; and provides services to help older people remain safe at home. DHS has lead policy responsibility in relation to women; multicultural affairs; youth; volunteers and carers.


Tony Harrison is the Chief Executive for the Department of Human Services.


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