DHS acknowledges and respects Aboriginal peoples as the State’s first peoples and nations and recognises Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of the lands and waters in South Australia.
As the office committed to improving the wellbeing and safety of South Australians, we strive to build a workforce and community who are proud and inclusive, and who are champions of South Australia’s many Aboriginal cultures.
Aboriginal Language Interpreting Service (ALIS)
The Aboriginal Language Interpreting Service (ALIS) can help you establish clear and accurate spoken communications with Aboriginal language speakers in South Australia.
DHS welcomes and values the professional expertise, cultural knowledge and life experiences Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples bring to the workplace and are committed to increasing the participation of Aboriginal peoples across all areas of the department.
Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
MAYFS is a dedicated Aboriginal service with a focus on diverting young people away from the justice system and toward improved life outcomes.
Taikurtirna Tirra-apinthi – Making Safer Families
Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) delivers Taikurtirna Tirra-apinthi – Making Safer Families to Aboriginal families in western Adelaide where children are at immediate risk of being placed in out-of-home care.
ASK Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
Support is available to help your family stay safe during the hard times. ASK can help you find support services and people to yarn to or walk alongside you.
Parenting SA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families resources
Parenting SA is a program of the South Australian government. We have been providing quality information on raising children since 1996.
Supporting people to increase their independence in the home and build stronger social and community connections.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The plan demonstrates our commitment to reconciliation and our promise to embed Aboriginal cultural capability in all of the work we do.