Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) aspires to be the Australian Government’s lead agency for social policy. DSS works in partnership with other government and non government organisations to manage a diverse range of programs, payments and services, which aim to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia, encouraging independence and participation, and supporting a cohesive society.

Volunteering is an important element of this work, with funding available to support and encourage volunteering, including Volunteering Australia as the national peak body.

More information is available on the DSS website.