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Western Australia - Organisation

Department for Community Services (1985 - 1992)

  • Department for Community Services, logo

    Department for Community Services, logo, 1986, courtesy of Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Services, Western Australia , Annual Report 1986, front cover.
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State of Western Australia

From
1 January 1985
To
1 October 1992
Categories
Adoption Agency, Care Provider and Government Department

The Department for Community Services (DCS) was the new name given on 1 January 1985 to the previous Department for Community Welfare. The DCS continued as the key government organisation responsible for child welfare in Western Australia until 1 October 1992, when it was replaced by the Department for Community Development.

Timeline

 1887 - 1890 Aborigines Protection Board
       1890 - 1898 Aborigines Protection Board
             1898 - 1908 Aborigines Department
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                         1874 - 1908 Superintendent of Poor Relief and Inspector of Charitable Institutions
                         1920 - 1926 Department of the North West
                         1920 - 1964 Fisheries Department
                               1898 - 1936 Chief Protector of Aborigines
                               1908 - 1917 Public Charities and State Children Department
                               1926 - 1936 Aborigines Department
                                     1917 - 1927 State Children Department
                                     1936 - 1954 Commissioner for Native Affairs
                                     1936 - 1954 Department of Native Affairs
                                           1927 - 1972 Child Welfare Department
                                           1954 - 1972 Commissioner of Native Welfare
                                           1955 - 1972 Department of Native Welfare
                                                 1972 - 1985 Department for Community Welfare
                                                       1985 - 1992 Department for Community Services
                                                             1992 - 1995 Department for Community Development
                                                                   1995 - 2001 Department for Family and Children's Services
                                                                         2001 - 2007 Department for Community Development
                                                                               2007 - 2013 Department for Communities
                                                                               2007 - 2013 Department for Child Protection
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department of Local Government and Communities
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department for Child Protection and Family Support
                                                                                           2017 - Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
                                                                                           2017 - Child Protection and Family Support

Provided 'Care' At

Related Events

Related Organisations

Publications

Reports

  • Western Australia. Department for Community Services, Annual Report: Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, [Perth], 1985-1992. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Adoption of Children Amendment Act 1985
Title
Adoption of Children Amendment Act 1985
Type
Document
Date
13 December 1985
Source
State Law Publisher of Western Australia

Details

Department for Community Services, logo
Title
Department for Community Services, logo
Type
Image
Date
1986
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Services, Western Australia , Annual Report 1986, front cover

Details

Departmental offices, Royal Street, East Perth
Title
Departmental offices, Royal Street, East Perth
Type
Image
Date
1987
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Community Services, Western Australia , Annual Report 1987, p.7

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A40 - Department for Community Services', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/department-for-community-services-au-wa-a40.

Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser