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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

  • Hon Coralee O'Rourke and Minister Di Farmer speaking at the 2019 QCOSS Budget Breakfast.

While the budget was disappointing, the commitment given at the budget breakfast was not!

20 June 2019|Comments Off on While the budget was disappointing, the commitment given at the budget breakfast was not!

The five languages of love; existential irrelevance; and frank and honest conversations were all part of the budget discussion before 9:00am on Tuesday morning.  Hon Coralee O’Rourke gave the keynote presentation outlining the key elements of the government’s [...]

  • Minister O'Rourke speaking at the QCOSS Budget Breakfast

Hon Coralee O’Rourke addresses the budget breakfast

19 June 2019|Comments Off on Hon Coralee O’Rourke addresses the budget breakfast

The Honourable Coralee O’Rourke MP Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Queensland Council of Social Service State Budget Breakfast 2019 7-9am, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 I would like to respectfully acknowledge [...]

  • Photograph of Senior Project Officer Ryan O'Leary

Staff profile: Ryan O’Leary, Senior Project Officer

17 June 2019|Comments Off on Staff profile: Ryan O’Leary, Senior Project Officer

Ryan O’Leary is a Senior Project Officer working on the Energy Savvy Families project. A keen camper and bushwalker, Ryan brings a background of caring for others to QCOSS. Ryan is a qualified social worker [...]

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Upcoming Events

    Female Support Worker Visits Senior Woman At Home

QCOSS Webinar: Engaging and working with interpreters in Queensland

27 June 2019 to 27 June 2019

This webinar will cover: What is a ‘certified’ interpreter? The benefits of engaging a certified interpreter? Assessing the need for an interpreter? How to engage and work with interpreters with some tips for effective communication […]

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, […]

    Stan Grant

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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