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) Bill 2023

Proposed legislation introduced to Victorian Parliament.

Disability Inclusion Bill public consultation

Share your feedback on the exposure draft of the Disability Inclusion Bill.

Home Stretch

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

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, age brackets and levels of education.

New resources and research for digital engagement with multicultural young people

A new report from the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre and ActionLab Monash has identified opportunities to better engage and communicate with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) youth and associated community organisations in future crises.

North Richmond Precinct

North Richmond Precinct Community Grants Program 2023

Paving the Way Forward Initiative

In 2021, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (the department) set up the Paving the Way Forward (PTWF) initiative. The intent is 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 developing a new regulatory framework to help keep people who use Victoria’s social services safe from avoidable harms such as abuse and neglect.