Department of Human Services

About the Department of Human Services

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

DHS has lead responsibility, on behalf of the South Australian government, in the areas of disability, early intervention to support health, safety and wellbeing of children; youth justice; domestic violence and screening services. It has lead policy responsibility in relation to women, youth and volunteers.

The department also provides grants to support a wide range of services in the areas of financial wellbeing and resilience, youth support, community centres, family support and problem gambling, community organisations and concessions.

DHS provides services to the community including:

  • youth justice
  • disability accommodation and equipment
  • family safety and support
  • concessions and rebates
  • interpreting and translating.
Page last updated : 20 Jul 2020

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