A national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the peak body for the community services sector in Australia

Who are we?

The Australian Council of Social Service is a national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the peak body for the community services sector in Australia. Our vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life.

Peak Body for the Community Sector

Our national membership network links a broad spectrum of community welfare services across Australia and is the national voice of people affected by poverty and inequality.

How we help

ACOSS leads and supports initiatives within the community services and welfare sector and acts as an independent non-party political voice. By drawing on the direct experiences of people affected by poverty and inequality and the expertise of its diverse member base, we develop and promote socially and economically responsible public policy and action by government, community and business.