Welcome to the Home Page of the Home Affairs Department (HAD).
HAD is committed to enhancing the communication between the Government and the people of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and advocating the development of District Administration in building a harmonious society. We assist in explaining and publicising policies on one hand, and gauging and reflecting public opinions, local sentiments and community aspirations to the Administration on the other.
We provide a range of services including public enquiry service, provision of community hall facilities for holding community activities, advisory service on building management matters, issue of entertainment licences and licences for guesthouses, etc., provision of temporary shelters and relief support in time of emergency, etc. We promote the development of social enterprises and assist the ethnic minorities and new arrivals to integrate into Hong Kong society. To better serve the public, District Offices and enquiry centres are set up in each of the 18 districts.
The District Councils (DC) play a pivotal role in the development of District Administration. We work together with them in promoting and implementing cultural, sports and community involvement activities as well as minor works projects and signature projects for the benefits of local communities. Starting from 2016-17, we will implement the District-led Actions Scheme to address certain long-standing district issues through the joint efforts of DC members, relevant government departments and community organisations.
The success of our work hinges on the support of the public and stakeholders. This Home Page introduces the mission, guiding principles and portfolio of our work. To help us in seeking continuous improvement in the quality of our services, we welcome your views and advice.
Miss Janice TSE, JP
Director of Home Affairs