• Inclusive, Just And
    Equitable Society

    We drive social change with communities, through collective action and policy formulation, strengthening community services and influencing decision makers to ensure justice and equity.

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has a vision for an inclusive, just and equitable society.

Our purpose is to drive social change with communities, through collective action and policy formulation, strengthening community services and influencing decision makers to ensure justice and equity.

As the peak body for the Western Australian community service sector, we believe that communities flourish where people are given the opportunity to contribute and create. We are committed to enabling and leading change that supports healthy, active and inclusive communities.

To create equitable and empowered communities, WACOSS must be a strong Peak body voice that works with its members to advocate with and on behalf of those who are the furthest from levers of power and influence, to amplify their concerns, their voices, and seek justice, to create a society that genuinely works for the benefit of all.

Latest News

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has welcomed measures in this year’s state budget to address rising cost of living pressures,

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 9 May 2022 Frontline services call for a national child, youth and family wellbeing strategy Members of the WA Children’s

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has warmly welcomed today’s announcement ahead of the State Budget there will be significant investment

When COVID-19 first broke out more than two years ago, we saw that it was actually possible to lift Australians out of

The peak body for the Community Services sector and the leading justice reform coalition in Western Australia have welcomed today’s announcement of

The 2022 Federal Budget does not plan for Australia’s future; it is a budget for the short-term that has no solutions for

Upcoming Events

The Department of Health, Shelter WA and WACOSS are inviting frontline community services employees to

The Department of Health, Shelter WA and WACOSS are inviting frontline community services employees to

The Department of Health, Shelter WA and WACOSS are inviting frontline community services employees to

The Department of Health, Shelter WA and WACOSS are inviting frontline community services employees to

This free 2 hour workshop will introduce participants to how and why outcomes are increasingly being used to

WACOSS invites you to attend our State Budget Submission conversation in Albany. Annually WACOSS make

Acknowledgement of Country

Ngala kaaditj Noongar Wadjuk moort keyen kaadak nidja boodja – in the spirit of deepening relationship, we acknowledge Wadjuk Noongar people as the original custodians of the land our office is located. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Western Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders both past and present.

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Become a member

Join our strong and effective network of organisations and individuals that share a common goal of building stronger communities, improving social equity and strengthening the community service sector’s capacity to assist vulnerable West Australians.

WAConnect - Community Services Directory

WAConnect is an online directory that can help you and your family find extra help in challenging times.

WAConnect has details about community organisations from around the state that provide emergency relief to people experiencing financial hardship, in the form of food vouchers, assistance with bills, housing support, referrals to other services, and more. 

CORE - Community Organised Resource Exchange

The Community Organised Resource Exchange (CORE) enables the sharing of resources between the business and not for profit sectors.

The CORE portal will assist businesses and charities to coordinate surplus product, items, and infrastructure at a local level, by listing items of scale for use of and distribution by community based services and organisations.