Projects and initiatives

Discover the range of the department's projects and initiatives.

Aboriginal self-determination

Supporting the vision to increase Aboriginal self-determination for Aboriginal people and ensure that all Aboriginal children and young people are safe, resilient and can thrive in culturally rich and strong Aboriginal families and communities.

Children and Health Legislation Amendment (Statement of Recognition, Aboriginal Self-Determination and Other Matters) Act 2023

Acting on our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria.

Disability Inclusion Bill public consultation

The Disability Inclusion Bill exposure draft is an opportunity for the public to help shape this important area of reform

Disability and Social Services Regulation Amendment Act 2023

Amendments across several Acts will improve safeguards and protections for Victorians with disability.

Free pads and tampons in public places

The Victorian Government has committed to providing free pads and tampons in vending machines located in public places across the state.

Home Stretch

Home Stretch provides young people with support to transition to adulthood and a place to call home until 21 years of age.

Inclusion Scholarships for Social Work Placements

Scholarships are available to support future social workers by making it easier to complete practical placements.

Insure it. It's worth it.

Linked to our commitment to supporting people and communities to overcome struggles and hardships, and recover from adversity, we have partnered with Good Shepherd to create the Insure it. It’s worth it. financial preparation guide.

Language maps of multicultural Victoria

Data maps identifying the top languages spoken in Victoria and the level of English proficiency across genders and age brackets.

New resources and research for digital engagement with multicultural young people

Opportunities to better engage and communicate with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) youth and associated community organisations in future crises.

North Richmond Precinct

Paving the Way Forward Initiative

The Paving the Way Forward (PTWF) initiative is intended to find better ways of working alongside residents at the Flemington and North Melbourne public housing estates.

Social Services Regulation Reform

The Victorian Government is putting in place a new regulatory framework to help keep people who use Victoria’s social services safe from avoidable harms such as abuse and neglect.

Switch to Social Work earn and learn Master’s program

Switch to Social Work is a new way to qualify for social work, with a 2-year program that combines study, training and paid work in the child and family services sector.