Dion Devow




Dion Devow is a Canberra based business man and the Managing Director of Darkies Designs. Dion was born and raised in Darwin and is of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and is Traditional Owner for the Palm Island Group of Northern Queensland, (Manbarra) and also has heritage that stems from Darnley Island in the Torres Straits. Dion has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Education and has supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s access to health, justice, and education for more than 20 years in Canberra ACT.

Dion worked as a Member of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Consultative Group from 2009 to 2014 and for much of that time was the Deputy Chair. Dion uses this 20 years of experience to work as a consultant specialising in community engagement within Health, Education, Justice and is now consulting within the Business sector to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reach their dreams and aspirations with respect to business.

Directorate Responsibilities

Community Services Directorate – Community Services Directorate has responsibility for a wide range of   human services functions in the ACT, including multicultural and community affairs, public and community housing services and policy, children, youth   and family support services and policy, disability policy and services, therapy services, Child and Family Centres, the ACT Government Concessions   Program, homelessness and community services.

Director-General Contact

Michael De’Ath – Director-General.