About the Family Responsibilities Commission


Our Vision

Vibrant welfare reform communities which are responsible, healthy, safe and sustainable.

Our Purpose

Supporting welfare reform community members to restore socially responsible standards of behaviour, local authority and wellbeing for themselves and their families.

Our Objectives

  • Provide effective and efficient client services and influence the wider acceptance of socially responsible standards of behaviour at the individual, family and community level.
  • Strengthen collaborative cross-agency partnerships to support local Indigenous authority and influence the wider acceptance of socially responsible standards of behaviour at the individual, family and community level.
  • Enhance community engagement and promote understanding of our role to support local Indigenous authority and promote the wider acceptance of socially responsible standards of behaviour so that each welfare reform community is a more caring and safer place to live.

Our Values

Safety: We value the right of everyone to live in safe communities.
Respect: We believe that respect for oneself builds the foundation for wellbeing.
Ownership: We are committed to encouraging communities to take ownership of their present and future.
Innovation: We actively seek and encourage creative ideas to build the potentional for lasting change
Empowerment: We are committed to empowering people to take the initiative to reform their communities and build their own direction and future.
Diversity: We are passionate about respecting the diversity and cultural richness of the communities.

Service Charter Statement

The Family Responsibilities Commission knows that you value good customer service. Our aim is to give you the best service we can. We will work with clients and stakeholders to deliver outputs for the State and Australian Governments that achieve the outcomes sought for the welfare reform communities. In doing so, we will nurture a spirit of inquiry and innovation, and will embrace the challenge of unconventional and creative solutions to address the complex problems that confront our communities.