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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The Queensland Council of Social Service maintains an up-to-date list of grants available to community and social service organisations. Go to the webpage to find more. For fundraising information and advice on applying for grants go to our Fundraising and Philanthropy page
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Christmas is a great time when it all goes to plan. However, as we all know, plans don’t always go the way that we want. Below is a list of emergency numbers that may be useful to keep handy in case of a crisis. Queensland Government – 13Family Hotline - phone 13 3264 (State-wide) StandBy Response...
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Konnect Consulting Australia invite you to Culture Connect, a conversation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queensland. The first seminar of 2018 will include cultural engagement activities and guest speakers from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Event details Where:...
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In Australia, one woman is murdered almost every week by a current or former partner. Our Watch has teamed up with our National Sporting Organisations to tackle the attitudes and behaviours that drive violence against women. The campaign #MoreThanASpectator encourages people to speak out on...
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A new campaign has been launched to get more Australians volunteering in the disability sector to help meet the surging demand for disability workers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Volunteer For Disability is a new campaign created by leading disability services organisation...
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From January 2018, the NDIS is rolling out to more areas in Queensland. All eligible people living in Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders region will begin to enter the NDIS from 1 January. The NDIS will become available in Brisbane City north and south of the Brisbane River, the Gold...
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Registrations are open for the 2018 Community Legal Centres Queensland Annual Conference. The Conference is being held on 8-9 March 2018 at the Oakwood Hotel and Apartments, Brisbane. Keep an eye out for the full program for the event which will be released shortly. For further information go here...
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The Australian Charities Report 2016, launched last week, has found that charities recorded total revenue over $142.8 billion, with the sector spending more that $137.1 billion pursuing their charitable purpose. It analyses the annual reporting data from more than 52,000 registered charities,...
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The Queensland program of assistance to survivors of torture and trauma (QPASTT), in partnership with QUT, is pleased to invite you to attend this one day symposium, Healing in Exile - The Challenges in Context. The program is structed to start a conversation amongst delegates on the many...
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The Family Matters 2017 report examines the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care. The report has been published by the Family Matters campaign, led by SNAICC - National Voice for our Children. The report examines progress made towards...

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