Community Services Procurement Policy

The Department of Finance, in collaboration with the Departments of the Premier and Cabinet and Treasury, is developing Western Australia’s first State Commissioning Strategy (SCS) for community services to determine how they will be commissioned over the next five years and into the future.

Read this letter from Mike Rowe, Director General, Department of Communities regarding an update on commissioning work.

The State Commissioning Strategy discussion paper is now live. Comments will be open until 4:00pm Friday, 3 September 2021. This discussion paper and survey will gain feedback from the community services sector, peak bodies, service users, consumer advocates, and WA community members.

Stakeholder Cohesion

The Strategy aims to improve outcomes for all Western Australians. It will ensure greater cohesion between stakeholders while enabling services to remain agile and better meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities. They value your input and invite you to provide written feedback on the SCS discussion paper which will be available via from Friday, 30 July 2021.


If you would like to reserve a place at a SCS discussion paper consultation workshops, please register your attendance to provide feedback on the discussion paper at:

Due to venue capacity limits for the in-person workshops, organisations should nominate a representative who is best placed to provide feedback on the discussion paper, to attend.

If you would like more information, please call (08) 6551 1515 or email the Community Services Procurement Policy team.