The Department

The Department of Human Services delivers payments and associated services on behalf of partner agencies; and provides related advice to government on social welfare, health and child support service delivery policy.*

*Updated in the May 2018 Portfolio Budget Statement 2018–19. See the Annual Performance Statement for the 2017–18 Corporate Plan purpose statement.

General role and functions

The department delivers payments and services to almost every Australian. It delivers:

Page last updated: 1 July 2019