Following significant machinery of government changes after the election of the first Kennett Government in October 1992, the Department of Health and Community Services was established by Administrative Arrangements Order No.114. The Department of Health and Community Services assumed all functions from:
the Department of Community Services (VA 2633) including the Office of Pre-School and Child Care;
the Department of Health II (VA 2695);
the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and
the Older Person's Planning Office from the previous Ministry of Ethnic, Municipal and Community Affairs (VA 3015).
Following significant machinery of government changes after the re-election of the Kennett Government in April 1996, the Department of Health and Community Services was abolished. All functions were transferred to the Department of Human Services (VA 3970) on 3 April 1996 under Administrative Arrangements Order No.150.
Location of Records
The Public Record Office holds few records of the Department. Records in custody are listed below.