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Department of Human Services

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; youth justice; domestic violence; problem gambling; screening services and disaster recovery. DHS also provides a wide range of grants to community organisations and leads the government's agenda to build thriving communities and promote resilience. DHS has lead policy responsibility in relation to women; youth; volunteers and carers.


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


View DHS Organisational Structure  (PDF 571.1 KB)

The Department includes:

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05 Jul 2018
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