Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Organisational chart and business areas

Our department has been created to better respond to the Government’s service delivery priorities for the community.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Communities - delivering vital support to Queenslanders experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage by leading and managing service delivery and regional implementation of policy and programs for the community.
  • Community recovery - lead agency responsibility for human and social community recovery (restoration of emotional, social and physical wellbeing) in the event of a disaster.
  • Disability Services - lead and manage service delivery and regional implementation of policy and programs for people with a disability, including support for people transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • Accommodation Support & Respite Services (AS&RS) - delivering direct services that provide assistance in shared living arrangements (accommodation support) and short term accommodation support (centre-based overnight respite) for people with disability.
  • Seniors – working closely with government and non-government human services organisations to facilitate social and economic participation for seniors focussing on increasing older people’s awareness of healthy lifestyle options, reducing social isolation and strengthening personal and community connectedness.

Highlights for our new department include:

  • A renewed focus on community services through the Thriving Communities Strategy
  • Creating an Age Friendly Queensland and All Abilities Queensland
  • Managing the NDIS transition in the up scaled year 3 operations.

The structure for DCDSS (PDF, 470 KB) supports this vison. With over 80% of staff still based in regional locations, we will work directly with the community to ensure these outcomes and more are achieved.