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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COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland is a state-based organisation committed to advancing the rights, needs and interests of people as they age in Queensland. They work to create a more just, equitable and caring community in which older people are actively involved and have access to...
Volunteers
Celebrate International Volunteer Day on Friday 4 December at the Edge, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, South Bank. His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland will officially launch and open nominations for next year's Queensland Volunteer of the Year Awards...
Mental health
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has developed a website that brings together a wide range of information on mental health services, under the banner of "Mental Health Services in Australia". Mental health services in Australia provides a picture of the national response of the health...
Meeting from above
Good Foundations recently conducted a survey to start a discussion around the question, "What makes a not-for-profit well-run?". The objective of the research was to clarify how the sector defines and measures whether or not a not-for-profit organisation is well-run. The results of the survey were...
Learning passport
My Learning Passport is a free online workshop, supporting people with intellectual or learning disability to start their journey towards the NDIS. It has been developed by the Queenslanders with a Disability Network. The 8 short videos are presented by peer facilitators Sam Matheson and Kane...
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A new free online learning program is now available for providers transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Costing and Pricing Learning Program Project has been developed by NDS and Curtin Not-for-Profit Initiative to help meet the costing and pricing challenge...
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The Indigneous Australian with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (IAMHDCD) project at the University of New South Wales has recently released its report: A predictable and preventable path. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with mental and...
Volunteers packing food
Volunteering Tasmania has developed a new calculator to help you work out the value that your organisation is delivering to the economy of your area through the work of volunteers. The calculator takes into account the number of volunteer hours, as well as the money invested through food, fuel and...
Farmer in drought
“You can’t live without hope things will change for the better”: Colin Hay: ‘Next Year People’ Published in Anti-Poverty Week 2015, this short report by Sandy Paton from CentacareCQ reprises “Drought and Poverty in Central Western Queensland: Regional Development Area Fitzroy Central West”...
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The Share our pride website is designed to give non-Indigenous people a glimpse into the lives and cultures of Australia’s First People. It was developed by Reconcilitation Australia in response to a request from industry for an introductory site for employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

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