The Australian Council of Social Service is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and the national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.
ACOSS' vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life.
Established in 1956, ACOSS aims to reduce poverty and inequality by:
- Developing and promoting socially, economically and environmentally responsible public policy and action by government, community and private sectors.
- Supporting the role of non-government organisations in providing assistance to vulnerable people and groups in Australia and contributing to national policy making.