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At a glance

The McGowan Labor Government’s 2021-22 State Budget continues to build strong, safe and fair communities.

Significant investments in community safety, including more police officers, record funding for social housing and homelessness measures, and justice services will enhance community safety and resilience.

We will continue to protect vulnerable children, families and individuals through our community services investments and funding for more initiatives to prevent family and domestic violence.

The 2021-22 State Budget includes:

  • $1.78 billion investment in the WA Police Force;
  • $875 million committed to social housing, taking the total investment in this Budget to $2.1 billion;
  • $281.8 million to boost frontline emergency services and help Western Australians recover from major disasters;
  • $45.5 million for family and domestic violence prevention and support measures;
  • $37.2 million to expand the Homestretch pilot into a permanent state-wide program;
  • $12 million for the Safety and Security Rebate for WA Seniors Card members; and
  • $6.2 million investment to increase support payments for Grandcarers.
Page reviewed 9th September 2021