At a glance

The McGowan Labor Government is using its strong budget position to invest in local and regional initiatives that support safe, strong and fair communities - no matter where you live.

The 2022-23 State Budget significantly invests in community safety and wellbeing with more funding for community service providers to support our most vulnerable and additional funding to enhance community safety, reduce family and domestic violence and support justice services.

The 2022-23 State Budget includes:

  • $408 million of additional funding towards housing and homelessness measures;
  • $160.1 million in new funding for community service providers and not-for-profits;
  • $106 million of additional funding to enhance policing and community safety;
  • $95.7 million funding boost to support Western Australians with disability;
  • $67 million increase for emergency services to keep Western Australians safe;
  • $40.4 million Kimberley Youth and Community Justice Response;
  • $34.4 million has been allocated to a range of family and domestic violence prevention and support measures;
  • $114 million to boost child protection and support services to help keep Western Australian children safe; and
  • $11.1m to expand the Target 120 program from 11 to 20 locations across WA.
  • Page reviewed 12th May 2022