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.

Working closely with sector partners and other State Government agencies, the dedicated Community Sector Partnerships team is committed to ensure services continue to be provided to the people we support.

This is an opportunity to work differently together to support those people in our community who need it most.


Taskforces have been established to combine the efforts of community sector service partners and the State so that joint service delivery is targeted where it is needed the most.

The taskforces will:

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

The taskforces focus 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. 

Tuesdays at Twelve

Join Department of Communities Director General Michelle Andrews in an insightful webinar series that will examine in detail topical issues as they arise, including how we can all assist the community during an unprecedented time of physical distancing.

Messages to the sector

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

Practice Updates

View our Practice Updates.


For more information, FAQs and updates about the COVID-19 outbreak, please call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or visit:

Further information

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