Registration requirements for community services

Requirements for registration of community services under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

The Policy and procedures for the registration of disability service providers and community services sets out the Secretary's requirements for registration of community services under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Act). The policy overviews the legislative and policy requirements for community services. 

Initial registration

Unless exempt, entities that apply for initial registration must complete a self-assessment to demonstrate their capacity to comply with the Human Services Standards.

They must also submit a staff, volunteer, carer and client file audit tool. Instructions on how to complete it are included in the tool.

For more information, go to the Policy and procedures for the registration of disability service providers and community services.

Register of community services

Section 54 of the Act requires us to keep and make publicly available a register of community services.

The register is a list of our funded organisations that deliver community-based child, family and out-of-home care services. 

For more information, go to the Register of community services.

Change or remove information on register

Registered community services must notify the Human Services Regulator within 14 days of any changes to their details kept on the register. 

To change or remove information on the register, use the Change and/or removal of information recorded on the register of disability service providers and/or register of community services (Form C) (accessible).