ACOSS recognises the right of all Australians to opportunity, justice and equity.
The Australian Council of Social Service is a national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the peak body for the community services sector in Australia. Our 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:
Leading and supporting initiatives within the community services and welfare sector and acts as an independent non-party political voice
By drawing on the direct experiences of people affected by poverty and inequality and the expertise of its diverse member base, we develop and promote socially and economically responsible public policy and action by government, community and business.