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We are Queensland’s peak body for the social service sector.

Our vision is to achieve equality, opportunity and wellbeing for every person, in every community.

We believe that every person in Queensland – regardless of where they come from, who they pray to, their gender, who they love, how or where they live – deserves to live a life of equality, opportunity and wellbeing.

We are a conduit for change. We bring people together to help solve the big social issues faced by people in Queensland, building strength in numbers to amplify our voice.

We create positive social change through our work in advocacy, policy development, engaging and empowering our members, the social service sector and communities. We’re committed to self-determination and opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Our strengths and focus lie in these areas

The work we do relies on these areas being connected. Together they enable us to truly create a movement for change; a movement that will create
equality, opportunity and wellbeing for all people in all communities.

Learn more about our strategic direction

Latest News

  • Young Aboriginal Australian boys smiling

Statement on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples

12 July 2019|Comments Off on Statement on constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples

Formally acknowledging and reconciling the wrongs perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—and their long legacy of ongoing trauma—must be a national priority. It’s crucial the Federal Government works genuinely with Aboriginal and Torres [...]

  • An image of Eileen Munroe from the Toowoomba Changing Lives, Changing Communities event in 2018.

Changing Lives, Changing Communities – a graphical look at Round One

9 July 2019|Comments Off on Changing Lives, Changing Communities – a graphical look at Round One

Changing Lives, Changing Communities works to create new ways for people – citizens, community organisations, the private sector and government representatives – to come together, envision and ask “what will it take to create communities [...]

  • QCOSS CEO Mark Henley

From Mark

3 July 2019|Comments Off on From Mark

NAIDOC Week: 7-14 July Voice. Treaty. Truth - these are the three words chosen for this year's NAIDOC week, from 7-14 July 2019. These words were three key elements to the reforms set out in [...]

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Upcoming Events

Changing Lives, Changing Communities – Normanton

17 July 2019 to 18 July 2019

What will it take to create a Normanton community where everyone contributes, matters, and belongs? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is here and brings opportunities to build and shape inclusive, thriving communities. Changing Lives, […]

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QCOSS Events: Tender writing and Skilling Queenslanders for Work workshops

8 August 2019 to 29 August 2019

Need help writing successful grant or funding applications? Looking for tips to make your funding applications stand out? Want to know more about Skilling Queenslanders for Work and how to apply for funding? Come along […]

QCOSS State Conference 2019 – Leading change together

12 September 2019 to 13 September 2019

Pricing: Various – see conference website Leading change is a collective venture. It takes people, purpose and passion, and is supported by process, plans and partners. This conference will bring these elements together and build […]

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