Current Department of Communities projects and programs include:

Youth Week WA (formerly National Youth Week) is an annual celebration of the positive contributions of young people to Western Australia. In 2018, Youth Week WA will run from 13 April to 22 April. Find out more.

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. Find out more

The Community Services Excellence Awards are presented by the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) in partnership with the Department of Communities and are supported by Lotterywest. Nominations for the 2018 Awards are now open. Find out more.

International Women's Day (IWD) is held globally on 8 March each year to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women. Events and activities will be held across the State, not only on IWD but throughout the week. Find out more. 

The inaugural 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign will take place from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, which is Human Rights Day. Find out more.

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. Find out more.

The Department of Communities invites the community services sector to help shape the Supporting Communities Program (program).  The new program seeks to create connected, inclusive and healthy communities and respond to local priorities, by focusing on community resources, strengths and aspirations.  Find out more.