Department of Family and Community Services (New South Wales)

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NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Department overview
Formed April 2011
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Employees 21,398 (June 2012)
Annual budget A$5.199 billion (FY2012)
Ministers responsible Gabrielle Upton MP,
Minister for Family and Community Services
Pru Goward MP,
Minister for Women
John Ajaka MLC,
Minister for Ageing, and Minister for Disability Services
Department executive Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary
Child agencies Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Community Services
Housing NSW
Website www.facs.nsw.gov.au

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, a department of the Government of New South Wales, is responsible for the delivery of services to some of the most disadvantaged individuals, families and communities in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The department provides services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, children and young people, families, people who are homeless, people with a disability, their families and carers, women, and older people.

Structure[edit]

The department is led by its Secretary, Michael Coutts-Trotter, who reports to the Minister for Family and Community Services, presently the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, the Minister for Women, presently the Hon. Pru Goward MP, and the Minister for Ageing, and Minister for Disability Services, presently the Hon. John Ajaka MLC.

The divisions of the department include:

  1. Ageing, Disability and Home Care
  2. Community Services
  3. Housing NSW
  4. Strategy and Policy (including Women NSW)
  5. Corporate Services

The Aboriginal Housing Office, and Land and Housing Corporation are also part of the Family and Community Services Cluster.

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