At the Department of Human Services (DHS), we're dedicated to enhancing South Australians' lives by promoting inclusion, independence, community support and modern services.

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!


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We welcome all forms of contact and feedback.


Nominate an outstanding volunteer today!


If you’re a volunteer-involving organisation or community group, recognise your volunteers' contribution through two certificate programs.

Nominate a Volunteer, applications close 24 March.

Celebrating outstanding youth justice staff


Outstanding youth justice staff from the frontline and behind the scenes have been recognised for their exceptional dedication to young

South Australian Youth Justice Awards 2024

New inclusion grants to empower more South Australians into work


Projects and programs that provide opportunities for employment or volunteering can apply for up to $50,000 funding under a new State