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.



Have your say about a new plan for young South Australians


The South Australian Government invites all young people living in SA and organisations with a focus on young people, to participate in a

Make a pledge to stamp out LGBTIQA+ domestic and family violence


You can play your part to help stop LGBTIQA+ domestic violence on LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day (28 May). 

We support LGBTQ domestic violence awareness day 28 may

Port Pirie 'greening grants' funding


Six Port Pirie community groups will share in $56,000 funding from the State Government, with today’s announcement of successful recipients

Government of South Australia Targeted Lead Abatement Program