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

State and Territory Councils of Social Service

National Members

National Constituency Members

Anti-Poverty Network SA

Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union

Children and Young People with Disability Australia

National Council of Single Mothers and their Children

People with Disability Australia

Women With Disabilities Australia

YOUNG Campaigns

National Members

Adult Learning Australia

Anglicare Australia

Anti-Poverty Week

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council

Australian Association of Social Workers

Australian Baha’i Community

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Australian Community Workers Association

Australian Council of State School Organisations

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

Australian Health Promotion Association

Australian Insulation Foundation

Australian Men’s Health Forum

Australian Pensioners & Superannuants Federation

Australian Red Cross

Australian Youth Affairs Coalition

Baptist Care Australia

Better Renting

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Carers Australia

Catholic Social Services Australia

Centre for Social Impact


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

DCSS Australia

Disability Advocacy Network Australia

Down Syndrome Australia

Early Childhood Australia

Economic Justice Australia

Edmund Rice Centre

Family Relationship Services Australia

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia

Financial Counselling Australia

Foodbank Australia

Foundation for Young Australians

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Good Things Foundation Australia

Goodstart Early Learning

Health Justice Australia

Homelessness Australia

Homes for Homes

HOST International

Indian (Sub-Cont) Crisis & Support Agency 


Jobs Australia

Justice Connect

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

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 Tenant Organisations

National Ethnic Disability Alliance

National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum

National Rural Health Alliance

National Shelter

Office for Social Justice, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Oxfam Australia

Playgroup Australia

Public Health Association of Australia

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

Reconciliation Australia

Relationships Australia

Save the Children

Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care

Settlement Council of Australia

Settlement Services International

Social Ventures Australia

Society of St Vincent de Paul National Council

Syndromes Without a Name (SWAN) Australia

The Benevolent Society

The Salvation Army Australia

The Smith Family

UnitingCare Australia

Volunteering Australia


YMCA Australia

YWCA Australia