“It was the best email I’ve ever received,” said Grace. “I was with my aunty and she was so excited she screamed!”
With Geelong regularly welcoming refugees and newly arrived migrants, the Geelong Settlement meeting was set up ten years ago to help improve services in the area. Continue reading Helping to settle Geelong’s newest locals in the community
Harmony Day (Wednesday 21 March) has special significance for the Department of Human Services’ staff with almost one in four from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Giuseppe Ardica is one of many staff who uses his language and cultural skills to make sure everyone can access government services and support regardless of their background.
Once a year, the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple in Melbourne is transformed into a hub to provide valuable information about the Department of Human Services’ payments and services. Continue reading Live, pray and learn at Quang Minh Buddhist Temple
A steps challenge saw Department of Human Services staff in West Victoria collectively walk, run and jog the equivalent of two trips around Australia. Continue reading West Victoria steps up to the challenge
A Multicultural Service Officer from the Department of Human Services is making a difference in the lives of Melbourne-based Vietnamese mothers through digital services information sessions. Continue reading Vietnamese mums tap into Digital Services
The Department of Human Services Camperdown Agent is moving from Church Street to Pike Street from next week. Continue reading Centrelink and Medicare Agent on the move
Bendigo Foodshare and The OTIS Foundation Bendigo have received a financial boost thanks to donations from staff at the local Department of Human Services’ Smart Centre.
Sue Slattery is a Farm Household Case Officer (FHCO) at the Department of Human Services, and works with farmers in north and northwest Victoria. While the role has its challenges, Sue finds her job satisfying as she knows she is helping farmers and their families.
Cuc Lam came to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam, fleeing the country in 1978 with no money, few items of clothing and no grasp of the English language.