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Changes from 1 July 2019

On 1 July 2019, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Department of Justice became a single department, named the Department of Communities and Justice.

The new department will enable services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.

The Department of Communities and Justice will be the lead agency in the new Stronger Communities Cluster.

The new Stronger Communities Cluster brings together, and replaces, the Family and Communities and Justice Clusters. It brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof.

You can still access up-to-date, reliable information on the existing Department of Justice and Department of Family and Community Services websites. 

Read more about the recent machinery of government changes on the Department of Premier and Cabinet's website.

Our structure

Visit the Department of Communities and Justice website to view the Department of Communities and Justice Executive Structure.

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