How we help

We are committed to continually improving the wellbeing of all people living and working in South Australia. Our mission is making a difference so South Australia thrives, through fairness, opportunity and choice for all South Australians.

Below are our wide range of services and resources designed to aid individuals, families, communities and non-government organisations (NGO) within South Australia.

DHS Disability Services

DHS Disability Services is for people who need regular support to live independently at home.



Funding to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.

Cost of Living

South Australians on low or fixed incomes can get help with household and other expenses.

Child and Family Support

We help South Australian families by empowering them with knowledge, skills and professional support.


Carers provide unpaid ongoing support to family or friends with disability, age-related frailty or chronic illness.

NGO and Sector Support

Support for non-government organisations (NGOs) of all sizes, types, and sectors that work to improve the wellbeing of people in South Australia.

Aboriginal Peoples

We work in partnership with Aboriginal communities on a wide range of programs and services to support Aboriginal families and young people.


Ensuring young South Australians can access opportunities to contribute to our state’s social and economic prosperity.

Youth Justice

DHS supports young people in contact with the youth justice system to make positive choices in order to reduce reoffending and reconnect with family, community, and culture.

Women's Services

The Office for Women works toward achieving positive change for women by collaborating with women’s groups, community organisations and the private sector.



DHS is committed to supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual and other sexually, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQA+) South Australians.

Community Connections

Supporting people to increase their independence and build stronger social and community connections.

Exceptional Needs Unit

Supporting individuals and families who have multiple complex needs and risk factors.


Screening Checks

Screening checks contribute to creating safe environments for children and other vulnerable people.


Interpreting and Translating Centre

Access qualified translators and interpreters experienced in most of the community and commercial languages of South Australia.


Gambling Harm

Gambling can be harmful in ways that disrupt your life, your loved ones and those close to you. There is support available.