Our Members

ACOSS and our members share a vision of working for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia.

For over five decades ACOSS membership has brought together a diverse cross section of the community sector to be a strong voice against poverty and inequality in Australia.

The ACOSS membership is comprised of:

  • Eight state and territory Councils of Social Service which represent thousands of front-line community agencies
  • National peak organisations of consumers and service providers
  • National religious and secular welfare agencies
  • Low income consumer groups and unions

Adult Learning Australia

Anglicare Australia

Anti-Poverty Week

ARISE Foundation

Asthma Australia

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council

Australian Association of Social Workers

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Australian Association of Adolescent Health

Australian Council of State School Organisations

Australian Education Union (AEU)

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD)

Australian Health Promotion Association

Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)

Australian Institute of For-Purpose Leaders

Australian Men’s Health Forum

Australian Pensioners & Superannuants Federation

Australian Red Cross

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

Australian Youth Affairs Coalition

Baptist Care Australia

Better Renting

Barnardos Australia

Blue Knot Foundation

Brave Foundation

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Carers Australia

Catholic Social Services Australia

Centre for Social Impact

Centre for Women’s Economic Safety


Christians Against Poverty


Community Colleges Australia

Community Housing Industry Association

Community Legal Centres Australia

Community Mental Health Australia

Community Transport Organisation

Consumer Action Law Centre

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

COTA Australia

Disability Advocacy Network Australia


Down Syndrome Australia

Economic Justice Australia

Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education

Edmund Rice Community Services

Family Relationship Services Australia

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)

Financial Counselling Australia

Foodbank Australia

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) 

Foundation for Young Australians

Full Stop Australia

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Good Things Foundation Australia

Goodstart Early Learning

Health Equity Matters

Health Justice Australia

Hepatitis Australia

Homelessness Australia

Homes for Homes

HOST International

Human Rights Law Centre

Inclusion Australia

Indian (Sub-Cont) Crisis & Support Agency 


Jesuit Social Services

Justice Connect

Life Without Barriers

Lojic Institute

MacKillop Family Services

Mind Australia

Mission Australia

MS Australia

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

National Association of People Living with HIV in Australia

National Association of Renters’ Organisations

National Ethnic Disability Alliance

National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum

National Older Women’s Network (NOWN)

National Shelter

No To Violence

Office for Social Justice, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Oxfam Australia


Playgroup Australia

Public Health Association of Australia

Reconciliation Australia

Relationships Australia

Save the Children


Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)

Settlement Council of Australia

Settlement Services International

Social Ventures Australia

Society of St Vincent de Paul National Council

Ted Noffs Foundation

The Benevolent Society

The Salvation Army Australia

The Smith Family

The Y

UnitingCare Australia

Volunteering Australia

Women’s Legal Services Australia




ADRA Australia Limited

Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Anglicare Community Services

Anglicare Victoria

Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Ltd. (ACWA)

Australian Refugee and Migrant Care Services Ltd

Australian Services Union (ASU)

Berry Street


Blue Sky Community Services

Caboolture Community Care Inc

Cairns Alliance of Social Services

Canberra Community Law

Catholic Social Services Victoria

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Community Housing Industry Association NSW

Community Industry Group

Community Information and Support Victoria

Community Resources Limited

Container of Dreams

CORE Community Services

Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre

Down Syndrome NSW

Energetic Communities

Faith Housing Alliance

Family Support Newcastle

Financial Rights Legal Centre

Glebe Youth Service

Homelessness NSW

Housing for the Aged Action Group Inc.

Illawarra Legal Centre

Jannawi Family Centre

Lutheran Community Care

Mountains Community Resource Network (MCRN)

Muru Mittigar Limited

Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services (NCNS)

Older Women’s Network

PeakCare Queensland Inc

Peninsula Community Legal Centre Inc.

Rainbow Families Inc

Samaritans Foundation

Sector Connect

Social Futures (Northern Rivers Social Development Council)

South East Community Links

South Port Community Housing Group Inc

Southern Youth and Family Services

St John’s Youth Services

Sydney Community Forum

Tangentyere Council Inc.

Tenants Queensland

Think+DO Tank Foundation

United Workers Union (UWU)

Uniting Communities

Uniting Country SA

Welfare Rights Centre (NSW)

Westgate Community Initiatives Group Inc


Women’s Welfare Australia