Here at the Department of Human Services (DHS) we are committed to delivering modern programs, services and policy, which strengthen communities and enable South Australians to actively participate in community life.

With people at the heart of what we do, our priorities are increasing inclusion, independence and shared decision-making for all; supporting our communities when it matters most; and delivering modern services for our communities.

How can we help?

How we help

We offer a wide range of services and resources designed to aid individuals, families, communities and non-government organisations (NGO) within South Australia.

About us

We lead the development of policy to ensure our programs and services are appropriate, modern and effective in meeting the needs of South Australians.

Work with us

We’re looking for passionate people to join us and help South Australia thrive. If you have drive and integrity, then you have our attention!


The latest news from the Department of Human Services.



Are you bilingual? We need interpreters and translators to help South Aussies in vulnerable situations


On this International Translation Day (30 September 2023), the Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC) has launched a state-wide search

$50,000 Grants available to battle food insecurity


Applications for the Food Security Grants are now open, offering up to $50,000 to ignite innovative projects aimed at shoring up food

$43 million to support Community Centres across SA


More than 60 community centres across South Australia will share in record State Government funding of $43 million over the next nine years.

Page last updated 1 August 2023