In 2022, Queensland communities moved through the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of devastating natural disasters throughout the state, and navigated the deepening housing and cost-of-living crises. Difficult times, however, also brought communities closer together.
The community services sector is the beating heart of Queensland’s economy. We are part of the largest employer group in Queensland. On any given day almost 150,000 people go to work in our more than 10,000 charities. Our essential work is supported by more than 324,000 volunteers.
Queensland’s community sector works to improve the quality of life of people accessing their services, as well as the wider community, holding crucial keys to unlocking the state’s full potential for growth and prosperity.