Welcome

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is Queensland’s peak body for the community 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.

QCOSS is a conduit for change. We bring people together to help solve the big social issues faced by people in Queensland. Our advocacy and policy development, capacity building work and engagement with the social service sector and the community is all geared to achieving positive social change for Queensland.

To achieve our vision, we work hard to connect communities, our members, the sector, other peak bodies, government and business.

By working together, we amplify our collective voice and achieve the results our community needs.

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Join us

In joining QCOSS, you are joining a community dedicated to delivering equality, opportunity and wellbeing for every person, in every community.

You will have the opportunity to shape our agenda as we advocate for better outcomes for Queenslanders and lead the campaign for social change.

QCOSS membership is open to

Individuals: people who work directly in/with the community service sector or are interested in progressing the vision of QCOSS

Organisations: a not-for-profit and non-government organisation engaged or with an interest in some form of social, community or health service or social welfare

Associate membership is offered to organisations falling outside the definition. Associate members receive the same benefits however are not eligible to vote or be appointed as a director of QCOSS.

All memberships must be approved by the QCOSS Board.

Cost of membership (effective 14 June 2021)

Join a community of social services professionals and gain access to sector-leading professional development and resources

QCOSS membership is the most cost-effective way to attend any of our events.

  • Exclusive and free access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Free attendance at events that profile leading voices in our sector (usually $80 per event)
  • Generous member-only discounts for the QCOSS annual conference
  • Access to QCOSS research, reports and analysis
  • Conduit e-newsletter delivering sector news and events straight to your inbox
  • The opportunity to stand for the QCOSS Board and AGM voting rights
Individual membership Cost
$80 annually ($10 unwaged membership)

Shape our advocacy for a better Queensland and a stronger Queensland community services sector

  • Invitation to join the QCOSS CEO Network (not-for-profit members only)
  • Invitation to join the QCOSS Policy Networks (not-for-profit members only)
  • Invitation to join the Quality Collaboration Network (open to quality, policy or compliant risk professionals working in community services non-government organisations in Queensland)
  • Opportunity for staff to join QCOSS Communities of Practice
  • Access to QCOSS research, reports and analysis
  • Exclusive and free access to training and professional development opportunities for your staff
  • Free-for-members-only staff attendance at events that profile leading voices in our sector
  • Member-only discounts for staff for the QCOSS annual conference
  • Unlimited copies of Conduit e-newsletter, delivering sector news and events straight to your inbox
  • Free marketing and advertising opportunities on the QCOSS website (usually $99 per listing)

The cost of organisation membership is scaled according to your organisation’s size.

Annual Income Cost
Less than $100,000 (not available for government/council) $100
$100,000 – $500,000 $525
$500,000 – $1.5 million $830
$1.5 million – $5 million $1,350
$5 million – $20 million $2,150
$20 million – $50 million $2,850
More than $50 million $6,300
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