The Queensland social service sector incorporates a range of service delivery, community development, social justice, and advocacy organisations operating across a range of areas, including but not limited to: health, housing, employment, disability, aged care, services for children and young people, Indigenous affairs and multicultural affairs. Inclusion in the sector is less about the specific service being provided and more about commitment to a shared vision and a set of values. Organisations which are not-for-profit, community based and have a shared vision and central values are considered to be part of the social service sector.

The social service sector provides the community with services that meet a broad range of needs. The delivery of services aims to promote physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Groups in the community that are marginalised or disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) families and people with a disability, are supported by government and non-government providers of community services.

This section contains details on the social service sector in Queensland, including reform processes, networks, research and reports.

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Queensland Government media release Community organisations can benefit from grants of up to $35,000 thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s (GCBF) latest round of grants. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said community groups were able to apply...
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Did you know that you can profile the good work your organisation is doing to achieve gender equality? A new online feature of the Queensland Women's Strategy allows organisations to profile the work they are undertaking and the good results they are achieving in the areas of women's participation...
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The Windsor Group and BDO Australia will be holding a free event to discuss the changes to accounting standards announced by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) that will affect your non-profit business. The event will be led two experts Russell Postle, Partner at BDO Australia and Mel...
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The Independent Pricing Review undertaken by McKinsey & Company has been released. The report made 25 recommendations all of which have been accepted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Jobs Australia, along with most employers in the sector, National Disability Services (NDS),...
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Community Sector Banking has announced that applications for the Social Investment Grant program open on 1 May 2018. Not-for-profits will be able to apply for the grants, totalling $300,000, to support people experiencing homelessness or domestic abuse. The grants pool is funded by Community Sector...
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Queensland Government media release The first sod has been turned for the $3.6 million Yarrabilba Family, Children and Community Hub, creating 12 jobs during construction. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the State Government had fully...
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The Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) is holding an event with Anna Guenther, co-founder of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. Anna launched PledgeMe six years ago and today more than 1,200 entrepreneurial campaigns have raised $23 million through PledgeMe. At the event...
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Queensland Government media release A new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Roundtable has met in Brisbane for the first time to provide advice to the Palaszczuk Government and put issues facing LGBTI Queenslanders and their families under the spotlight. Minister for...
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Queensland Government media release Funding of up to $10,000 is available to community groups interested in protecting our region’s drinking water catchments, as part of the annual Water for Life community grants program. Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham said...
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Time is running out to nominate for the Queensland Multicultural Awards as nominations close on 7 May 2018. The Queensland Multicultural Awards recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community. The 2018 theme is, ‘...

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