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Community Services

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Australian Bureau of Statistics in the top right corner of the screen is a search box, type in search term such as "Community Services" for specific statistics. 

8696.0 - Community Services, 2008-09 

4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Oct 2010 

1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1 

4512.0 - Corrective Services, Australia, Sep 2010 

1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2009–10


Department for Child Protection  DCP Funded Organisations Other WA state government agencies Working with Children Check


Department for Communities  Child Care - Children and Famililies Newsletter is found on the right side tab of the Children and Families webpage Parenting 


Department of Commerce - The Department of Commerce works with the community to ensure high standards of safety and protection for workers and consumers, and promotes and fosters innovative industries, science and enterprise.  The department comprises eight divisions: Building Commission; Consumer Protection; Energy Safety; Labour Relations; Science and Innovation; WorkSafe; Corporate Services and the Office of the Director General.


Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs - purpose is improving the lives of Australians by creating opportunities for economic and social participation by individuals, families and communities.  What We DoAbout our Secretary, our Organisation Chart and our Strategic Framework give information about our work, structure and the objectives of the Department. Have a look throught the Subject Areas the FHCSIA deal with. Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness  


Department of Health WA Consumer Health Service Directory Non Government Organisations and Associations


Department of The Attorney General (J-net) - This site provides Western Australians important information guides about their rights and responisblities under the state law.





People with Disabilities - This organisation is a major disability organisation representing the rights and needs of all Western Australians with intellectual, physical or psychriatric disabilities.


State/Territory Disability and Related Organisations - this is a driectory of contact details for Disability related organisations in Western Australia.


Activ Foundation - an organisation that aims to provide a variety of services to help people living with a disability achieve a better quality of life.


Cerebal Palsy Association - are a charity who provide services for those living with cerebral palsy in Western Australia. Services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, respite care. This site is wel worth a look.


Carers WA - a non for profit orgainsation that is devoted to improving the lives of family carers in WA. Services offered include counselling, education and training, social support and hospital programs


Disability WA The website of the Disability Services Commission 


Diversional Therapy Association of Australia - is a client centred practice and recognises that leisure and recreational experiences are the right of all individuals. 





Australian Council of Social Services - Download a free revised 3rd edition of the ACOSS emergency relief Handbook.  This resource is about financial and material aid. The handbook includes state specific information on agencies helpful in this area.


Family Planning Association WA (FPWA) - provides services,training and information for Western Australian men and women in sexual health.


Home and Community Care (HACC) program - (A part of the Dept of Health) This site gives an overview of this extensive funding program and there is a download for an alphabetical services directory see the side menu under Services Directory.


Tenants Advices Service WA - TAS is a community legal centre which provides advice/information to rpublic or private residential tenants as well as Perth community workers.


Western Australian AIDS Council - provides a wide range of services to help with the prevention of HIV as well as the treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS.





Drug and Alcohol Office - provides a network of services in Western Austalia that relate to the prevention, treatment, education, training and research of Alcohol and drugs.


Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) - provides services to help improve the quality of life for people who are affected by alcohol or drugs.  




Community Legal Centres Association WA - is an organisation representing the 28 Community Legal Centres (CLCs) operating in Western Australia. It is committed to the principles of human rights, social justice and equity, including the rights of Western Australians to equity in access to legal services. CLC Directory   CLC Locator


Financial Counsellors Resource Project - The Financial Counsellors Resource Project (FCRP) provides a support service to Financial Counsellors and Department for Child Protection (DCP) staff in Western Australia. They have a great list of publications that are free or downloadable, a Financial Counselling Services Directory (updated biannually) and a comprehensive list of other agencies on their useful links page


Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia - this site provides general information about the law in Western Australia. For a specific legal problem they recommend contacting/seeing a lawyer.


National Assocation of Community Legal Centres - an independent non for profit organisation. It provides free legal services to the general public. 


Wesley Credit Line - Credit Line offers confidential counselling to the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community facing financial crisis. We offer assistance and self-help towards achieving financial independence. Budget Planner Factsheets





Anti-Poverty Week Resources - their aim is to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship in Australia and around the world.


Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission - The Education Tab has some very useful sections - be sure to explore. 





WACOSS (West Australian council of Social Services) - Take a look at their free publications and a list of other useful resources for emergency relief agencies available by contacting the council


Wacoss Referral Directory - (Excel Document)


Women's Services Directory 2010 - (Department for Communities) search online or for the full PDF click here 



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