Natural disasters have a devastating impact on communities. The Department of Human Services is actively involved in the disaster recovery process, with many staff pitching in to provide support to customers.
Continue reading One year on—Staff aid in WA bushfire recovery
People affected by storms and flooding on the East Coast of Tasmania in June 2016 have until the 27 December 2016 to lodge a claim for the Disaster Recovery Allowance.
Continue reading Deadline nearing for Tasmania East Coast Storms and Floods disaster assistance
People affected by the storms and floods on the East Coast of New South Wales in June 2016 have until 27 December 2016 to lodge claims for assistance.
Continue reading Deadline nearing to claim New South Wales East Coast disaster assistance
Without a doubt, Australians know tough weather. From bushfires and tropical cyclones through to recent storms in Adelaide and flooding in Victoria and central New South Wales.
Continue reading Help and hope at hand when emergencies strike
In times of emergency, a small team based in Geelong has provided support to thousands of Australians no matter where they are in the world. From the Victorian Bushfires to the New Zealand Earthquakes, staff at the National Emergency Call Centre, located at the Geelong Smart Centre have been ready with a frontline response to emergencies worldwide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Continue reading Emergency Call Centre Celebrates 10 Years
Josh Clarke is a Department of Human Services staff member based in Alice Springs who doubles down on his workload by volunteering with the Bushfires Northern Territory (NT) Alice Springs Brigade.
Continue reading Josh’s candle burns at both ends
People affected by the November 2015 Pinery bushfire in South Australia’s mid-north have until Saturday 28 May 2016 to lodge a claim for emergency assistance payments from the Australian Government. Continue reading Limited time left to claim Pinery bushfire payments
Social workers play a vital role in the Department of Human Services’ response during an emergency.
Continue reading Judy reflects on importance of social workers on flood anniversary
This year marks 5 years since the Queensland floods of 2010–11, which brought devastation to almost the entire state and the tragic loss of more than 30 lives. Continue reading Robert remembers being on the front line after devastating flood
After a bushfire swept through the Pinery township north of Adelaide in November 2015, Department of Human Services Social Worker Leanne Fenton was among those first on the ground to support the recovery effort. Continue reading Reflections from the frontline of an emergency