A strong and sustainable Community Services Sector is crucial for providing effective and inclusive human services. Queensland's Community Services Sector supports communities in building skills, finding solutions and promoting social justice. The Sector also plays a vital advocacy role to remedy disadvantage in our society.

Community services have consistently demonstrated enormous benefits to Queenslanders, including enhanced responsiveness, cost effectiveness, flexibility and innovation.

The sector covers a broad range of focus areas in order to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.

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Queensland Government media release The 2019-20 State Budget includes more funding to support people with disability in the state’s discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). During a visit to Doomadgee,...
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Queensland Government media release Eliminating elder abuse will be a key focus of the 2019-20 State Budget, with the Palaszczuk Government reaffirming its commitment to respond to, and prevent, the abuse of the state’s seniors through ongoing investment. The continued focus on elder abuse forms...
Queensland Government media release The Queensland Government marked Reconciliation Week with the release of the inaugural Changing Tracks Progress Report, highlighting a number of improvements to the lives of Indigenous Queenslanders. Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said the...
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Queensland Government media release Seventy-three neighbourhood centres across Queensland will share in more than $600,000 under the Palaszczuk Government’s Thriving Queensland Communities Grants program. Minister for Communities Coralee O'Rourke today (24 October) announced the successful...
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Brisbane City Council supports community, social enterprise and not-for-profit organisations by providing access to free professional advice to assist with their growth and sustainability. It established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance in 2013 to provide pro bono high-level...
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The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply for funding to support volunteers under the Volunteer Grants Activity. Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia's volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community...
The 2018-19 State Budget provides indexation increases to be paid on ongoing operational State funding. The indexation rate will be applied to each service stream based on the proportion of State and Commonwealth funding and respective State and/or Commonwealth indices to calculate the weighted...
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Queensland Government media release Empowering communities to be resilient is a key focus of the Palaszczuk Government’s 2018-19 State Budget with a multi-million dollar investment to create thriving communities across Queensland, including $12.7 million for neighbourhood and community centres...
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Neighbourhood Centres across Queensland can share in $550,000 of Palaszczuk Government funding for one-off grants to run events, deliver projects, or to purchase equipment to help make their communities thrive. Minister for Communities Coralee O'Rourke today (9 May) announced that the new Thriving...
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The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has been established as a stand-alone department within the Queensland Government. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, formally commenced operating in its new structure last week with central office staff...

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Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
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Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

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...

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