The Community Services Directorate delivers excellence through client centered services and strives to create a safe and equitable community.

The Directorate is an organisation that delivers excellence through client-centred services to those who need them.  Our vision is to empower people to meet their full potential and enable the development of inclusive and strong communities.

Latest news

Published 10 May 2021

Call for nominees – ACT Multicultural Awards are back!

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to making Canberra a thriving, welcoming and inclusive multicultural city?

Published 06 May 2021

Launch of the new ACT Silver is Gold Festival

Last Wednesday, COTA ACT Launched the ‘2021 ACT Silver is Gold Festival’ with the Community Art and Photographic Competition.

Published 30 Apr 2021

Orders up for ‘Agent’ – grand opening of the Veterans Motorcycle Club’s Coffee Bunker

The ACT Veterans Grants Program supports community organisations to deliver innovative projects that promote veterans.

Published 28 Apr 2021

COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The COVID-19 vaccination program in the ACT will roll out over the course of 2021.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT.

Children and Families

Helping parents, extended family and carers care for children and young people.

Child Development

Providing assessment, referral and information for children 0-6 years.


Fostering an inclusive, supportive and sustainable ACT community.


Providing advice to create an inclusive Canberra for people with disability in the ACT.


Providing social housing and homelessness services for people in the ACT.


Providing advice to members of the multicultural communities living in the ACT.

Safer Families

Working in partnership to improve the ACT’s response to family and domestic violence.


Providing support to seniors in the ACT.


Providing support to veterans in the ACT.


Working to enhance the status of women.


Providing opportunities for young people in the ACT.

Page updated: 18 Aug 2009