More support for families


Canberra is an inclusive city full of opportunities and a great place to raise a family. This Budget delivers more support for the Canberrans who need it most.

Canberra is Australia’s most inclusive city, a place where we strive to ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. By investing in a wide range of services for families and those facing barriers to inclusion, we are working to see all Canberrans share in this city’s prosperity.


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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Canberrans
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Canberrans

Progressing reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Canberra community is a key priority for the ACT Government...

Communities & families
Communities & families

Last year the ACT Government provided support to families and children through our targeted programs and partnerships with community providers...

Health and hospitals
Health and hospitals

We will invest almost $2 billion a year on our public hospitals, which provide frontline and critical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week...

Housing
Housing

We maintain 11,935 public housing properties, providing homes to thousands of Canberra families. We will deliver $23.4 million in funding to Specialist Homelessness Services...

Kids
Kids

The ACT Government believes all children deserve the best start in life. We are investing in quality education and healthcare, and ensuring that all Canberra kids feel safe...

Multicultural affairs
Multicultural affairs

Canberra is a diverse and inclusive city, shaped by people moving here from more than 180 different countries around the world. This year’s Budget makes new...

New land release
New land release

This year the ACT Government will also release sites for 288 affordable homes, along with sites for 113 public housing and 20 community housing properties...

Seniors
Seniors

The ACT Government values the ongoing contribution older Canberrans make to our community. We want to make sure that all Canberrans continue to enjoy...

Sport
Sport

Canberra has a great reputation as a healthy, active and inclusive city. We want all Canberrans to have the opportunity to participate in sport, which is why...

Suburbs
Suburbs

The ACT Government has committed to provide every suburb in Canberra with optional green bins for garden waste...

Women
Women

The ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 sets out the key directions and priorities for improving outcomes for Canberra’s women and girls including in health, housing and...

Young people
Young people

An inclusive city gives all Canberrans a chance to participate, be heard and be active in our community – including young people. That’s why we invest in supporting...

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Media Release: More support for Canberra families and inclusion

Social Inclusion Statement

Social Inclusion Statement