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 Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH), on behalf of the Queensland Mental Health Commission, invites local government and community organisations to apply for small grants to raise awareness of Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW). Local Government, non-government and community...
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The Lady Musgrave Trust is hosting the 10th Annual Women and Homelessness forum in Brisbane on 29 August 2018. The annual forum is a sector driven event that is developed each year by a joint Working Group Committee comprising representatives from The Lady Musgrave Trust, Centacare, Ozcare,...
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The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors hosted the second Queensland NDIS industry briefing last week via a live web broadcast. If you didn't have a chance to tune in you can watch the video here. The briefing provides an update on key trends and market indicators for the...
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The Queensland Multicultural Awards gala lunch will be on 19 August 2018 at the Hilton, Brisbane to celebrate the achievements of the outstanding finalists. See your local community volunteers, groups, businesses, government agencies and media showcase their long-term efforts and how they are...
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Events celebrating Queenslanders with disability and promoting inclusion have been given a welcome boost by the Palaszczuk Government, with the announcement of the successful recipients for this year’s Disability Community Event grants program. Funding will be provided to 39 not-for-profit and...
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Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) and CQUniversity's Office of Social Innovation present a training session to support social entrepreneurs, organisations and community leaders who want to introduce and embed Human Centred Design (HCD) into their practice, new product/service design,...
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The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak is holding it's inaugural awards night on 6 September 2018. The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Awards night will recognise and acknowledge exemplary leadership,...
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Tying into the NAIDOC Week theme for 2018 - 'Because of Her, We Can!' the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partnerships has released a storybook and activity pack which profiles eight deadly women from across Queensland. It shares their unique stories, together with activities...
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The annual one-day conference on everything NDIS is coming to Brisbane on 24 July 2018, at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. NDS will present you with their plan for the way forward to ensure a strong and sustainable disability services sector and an NDIS that delivers on its great promise...
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The Queensland Youth Justice Forum 2018 will bring together key legal, justice, academic and policy professionals in a constructive dialogue around the future of youth justice in Queensland. The forum is co-sponsored by Restorative Practices International (Queensland Chapter), Griffith University...

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