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About Us

Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS Australia) is a registered DGR ACNC Charity and Not-for-Profit Community Justice and Social Services Organisation throughout Australia. 

Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS Australia) is the leading and only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI), LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual or other gender and sexual diversities), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD),   Diversity and Inclusion focused organisation which delivers the dual-accredited Not-for-Profit Community Justice and Social Services Program operating across Australia.

DCSS Australia delivers this program in close partnership with the Victorian Department of Justice - Fines Victoria (WDP Team) and the NSW Revenue Office - Legal Aid (WDO Team), City of Melbourne, as well as many of our other Community Partners.

?DCSS Australia was established in 2014, Incorporated in 2016, Registered Charity Fundraiser in 2018, Registered Charity in 2019.

Our Values are: Trust - Respect - Integrity - Belief - Equality (T.R.I.B.E.)


Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS Australia) is a unique organisation as we are not limited to a specific community & social support services sector. Therefore, we are able to be able to assist the community wherever it is required, and in alignment with the capabilities of our team.

?Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS Australia) focus is to provide personalised assistance to those who are most in need of support. The people of the community whom we serve, are people with psycho-social and physical health difficulties and we assist them to better manage the challenges of everyday life in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS Australia) approach utilises the unique perspectives of the direct personal life experiences of each of our volunteers. We are rapidly expanding our services and programs, as well as partnering with other community organisations to help people within the community to reach their goals!

Department of Justice - Fines Victoria WDP WebsiteView
Fact Sheet about the WDP ProgramView
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Quick Facts About The Region

DCSS Australia Inc. is located in the suburb of Melbourne, the council of Melbourne City and the federal electorate of Melbourne.