Deidre Mulkerin

Deidre Mulkerin
Director-General Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.

Deidre Mulkerin is the Director-General of the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs (DCYJMA), a role she has held since February 2020.

Prior to taking up this role Deidre has had extensive experience in the child protection and juvenile justice sectors. Earlier in her career Deidre worked in frontline roles in these areas and managed regional operations across human services.

Supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce and community is also something Deidre has committed to throughout her career, acknowledging the importance of hearing and understanding the needs and experiences of people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Deidre had dedicated her career to making a difference for children, young people and families, and continues to show her commitment to this in her role as DG. Deidre has a clear passion for ensuring that the voices of young people are heard and also remains focussed on walking alongside our First Nations partners and communities to give the space for true partnership in decision-making.