Department of Human Services

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The Department of Human Services (DHS) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support fairness, opportunity and choice for all South Australians.

DHS has lead responsibility on behalf of the South Australian government in the areas of:

The department also provides

DHS has lead policy responsibility in relation to women, youth and volunteers.


Lois Boswell is the Chief Executive for the Department of Human Services.

DHS organisational chart (PDF 486.9 KB)

DHS organisational chart - plain text


The department produces a variety of publications, including reports, policies and guidelines.

Page last updated : 19 Nov 2021

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