Our current projects and programs include:

The Department of Communities is reviewing and updating the "Age Friendly Communities: A Western Australian Approach" toolkit and is seeking input.

Expressions of interest are now open to join a new Aboriginal Advisory Panel which will provide cultural and expert advice to the State Government.

The State Government has launched a new handbook to assist carers in their role and to make sure they have the tools needed to speak up.

Youth Week WA 2019 is the single largest celebration of young people on the Western Australian youth calendar. The Department of Communities invites young people aged 18–25 years to nominate for Youth Week WA's Ambassador or Deputy Ambassador roles. 

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The end of the First World War (Armistice) is acknowledged every year in Australia on 11 November – Remembrance Day. On 11 November 1918, the war ended after more than four years. More than 32,200 Western Australians enlisted for service in the First World War. This year the Department of Communities is coordinating a number of activities to commemorate the centenary of Armistice.

The Department of Communities is leading the development of a whole-of-community plan to tackle homelessness in Western Australia.

 The Department of Communities is undertaking a review of the Carers Recognition Act 2004 (Carers Act) and we want you to have your say.

In 2016 the Department of Communities commissioned the University of Western Australia to evaluate the Age-friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program. 

Our Graduate Development Program provides recent university graduates with opportunities to work in a diverse range of fields within the Department of Communities.

The Department of Communities (Communities) recently undertook a survey of local governments to find out what they are doing in regards to engaging with young people, providing youth services and youth focused activities.

The Early Years Initiative will see four Western Australian communities partner with State Government, Minderoo Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute on a long term strategy to improve outcomes for young children and their families. 

The 2018 Community Housing Study will assist the Department of Communities to better understand the strengths of the sector. It will also inform the development of a State Housing Strategy. 

The Western Australian Minister for Youth and Veterans Interests, Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA, is offering an opportunity for young Western Australians, aged between 18 and 25 years to undertake a tour of key historical sites from World War One (WWI) in early November 2018.

Entries are now open for the Life in Pictures Short Film Competition, which aims to promote positive ageing through film and a prize pool of more than $20,000. The competition, in its second year, also encourages seniors to get creative.

The Department of Communities is developing a new youth strategy for​ Western Australia. The strategy will be developed following consultation with young people, youth service providers and government agencies.