Western Australia remains in a State of Emergency. Stay up to date with the latest government advice via www.wa.gov.au and www.healthywa.wa.gov.au.


The Department of Communities and the community services sector are working together to ensure the most vulnerable people in Western Australia are supported through the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure services continue to be provided to the people we support.


Taskforces were established in March 2020 to combine the efforts of community sector service partners and the State so that joint service delivery was targeted where it was needed the most.

The taskforces:

  • planned and responded to the impact of COVID-19 on Western Australia’s vulnerable people
  • planned and responded to ensure vulnerable people had access to essential services
  • ensured that solutions to challenges had a cultural oversight by Communities’ Director General Cultural Council.

The taskforces focused on:

  • people with disability
  • family and domestic violence
  • homelessness
  • seniors
  • children in care
  • Aboriginal outcomes and partnerships
  • remote Aboriginal communities
  • mental health and alcohol and other drugs
  • young people. 

Messages to the sector

We are committed to providing information to the sector as it becomes available. Below are the latest updates.

Messages relevant to 2021:

 Messages relevant to the pandemic period in 2020:

Practice updates and webinar information

View our practice updates

View previous webinars

General Resources

Further information

For more information, email sectorsupport@communities.wa.gov.au.