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.



$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.

Harnessing the world game to kick out hate


Come together on 6 October for a community soccer tournament that aims to discourage anti-social behaviour and raise awareness of the risks

Choose inclusion kick out hate

Nearly $500k in minor grants to bolster community projects


Sixty community organisations have each been awarded a grant of up to $10,000 to help tackle infrastructure upgrades, fund community-minded

Page last updated 1 August 2023