In this paper, the problems of dissipative control and filtering of discrete-time singular systems are investigated. Based on parametrising the solutions of the constraint set, a necessary and sufficient condition is established in terms of strict linear matrix inequality which makes the condition more tractable. By using the system augmentation approach, a static output feedback controller design method is proposed to guarantee that the closed-loop system is admissible and strictly (Q, S, R) dissipative. Then, the result is applied to tackle the reduced-order filtering problem. The effectiveness of the obtained results in this paper is illustrated by numerical examples. 2014 Taylor & Francis.