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Department of Social Services

(DSS)
Social Services
The Department of Social Services is responsible for a diverse range of policies, payments, programs and services that improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. The department works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to ensure the effective development, management and delivery of these initiatives. We fund services and payments that assist families, children and older people, provide a safety net for those who cannot fully support themselves, enhance the wellbeing of people with high needs, assist those who need help with care, and support a diverse and harmonious society.
Appropriations 152162608000
Departmental expenses 513977000
Average staffing level 2188

Sections

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Social Security and Welfare

  • Materiality

    Material

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 9820 Canberra, ACT, 2601

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