We engage with stakeholders through many and varied committees and working groups, including participating in external committees and groups, and coordinating some of our own.

Committees we lead

WACOSS leads the Peaks Forum, a collaboration of community sector peak bodies in Western Australia.
Council of Social Service Directors and CEOs meet regularly via teleconference, and when possible, for face-to-face meetings and events.

State Committees

  • 6718 Balagarni Group – Roebourne (Yandi for change)
  • Anti-Poverty Week State Committee
  • CEOs for Gender Equity
  • Community Employers WA (CEWA) Board
  • Community Services, Health, Education & Training Council
  • Commissioning for Better Health Advisory Board
  • Consumer Advisory Committee
  • Connecting Early Years Network Reference Group – CEYN
  • Delivering Community Services in Partnership
  • East Pilbara Interagency meeting
  • Economic Regulation Authority Consumer Consultative Committee – ERACCC
  • Electricity Code Consultative Committee – ECCC
  • East Pilbara Youth Engagement Partnership Meetings – EPYEP
  • HUGS – Hardship Utility Grants Steering Committee
  • Housing Advisory Roundtable – HART
  • Hedland Collective Steering Committee
  • Hedland Community Safety Advisory Forum – HCSAF
  • Hedland Youth Stakeholders Action Group – HYSAG
  • Imagined Futures Leadership group
  • Infrastructure WA External Stakeholders Reference Group
  • Karratha and surrounds Early Years Network
  • Leading Women
  • Law Access Stakeholder Advisory Committee
  • Make Renting Fair WA
  • National Raise the Age General Meeting
  • Navigating through Life – Research Advisory Committee
  • National Consumer Roundtable on Energy
  • Newman Futures – Liveability and Wellbeing Stream
  • Newman and Western Desert AOD Management Group
  • Out of Home Care Reform Independent Reference Group
  • Pilbara District Leadership Group
  • Pilbara for Purpose – P4P
  • Pilbara Health Workforce Working Group – Aboriginal Health Workforce Subcommittee
  • Pilbara Aboriginal Health Planning Forum – PAHPF
  • Pilbara Postvention Response Committee
  • Regional Youth Stakeholders Network
  • Social Reinvestment WA Executive Committee
    • Social Reinvestment WA Law Reform (Raising the Age) subcommittee
    • Social Reinvestment WA Transparent and Accountable Justice System subcommittee
  • State Training Board
  • Community Skills WA Board
  • Social Assistance and Allied Health Steering Committee
  • South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum
  • Supporting Communities Forum – SCF
    • Outcomes Working Group
    • Digital Inclusion
    • Child Wellbeing
    • Homelessness
  • Sustainable Health Review, Partnership Group
  • The Children’s Collective Steering Group
  • The Children’s Collective – Invisible Children Working Group
  • UWA Social Policy & Practice Research Consortium
  • Western Australian Advocates for Consumers of Energy – WA ACE
  • WACH – Western Australian Council on Homelessness
  • Commissioning Working Group on Homelessness
  • Water Corporation Customer Advisory Panel
  • WA for Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee
  • WA Refugee and people seeking asylum network
  • 100 Families WA, including:
    • Project Team Meeting
    • Research Group
    • Management Meeting
    • Reference Advisory Group

National ACOSS-led collaboration committees

  • ACOSS Climate and Energy
  • ACOSS Health Policy Network
  • ACOSS Housing and Homelessness
  • ACOSS Income Support and Employment Policy Network
  • ACOSS Media & Communications 
  • ACOSS Community Sector Policy Network
  • ACOSS Tax Policy Network
  • ACOSS Directors
  • ACOSS Raise the Rate (RTR) Campaign Meetings
  • ACOSS Social Security
  • COSS Collaboration
  • National COSS Network Policy Committee (COSS Policy Leads)
  • UNSW/ACOSS Poverty & Inequality Steering Committee

Other committees we are involved in

  • Belmont/Vic Park CRR Network
  • Community Coalition for Healthy, Affordable Homes
  • DLG Connect
  • FINWA Protection and Care Advocacy Network
  • Fremantle CRR Network
  • ICANR Forum Independent Centre for Applied Not-for-profit Research
  • Inner City ER Network Meeting
  • Joondalup and Wanneroo Ending Homelessness Group -JWEHG
  • Looking Forward Moving Forward Research Advisory Committee
  • Mandurah Interagency Meeting
  • Midland ER Network
  • North Metro Emergency Relief
  • Noongar Family Safety & Wellbeing Council (NFSWC)
  • Peel Homelessness Network Meeting
  • Rockingham Interagency Meeting
  • WA Social Research Network
  • South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum

COVID-19 Committees

  • ACOSS – COVID-19 Equity and High Risk Groups
  • Children in Care Taskforce
  • Coordinating a justice sector response to COVID-19
  • Peaks – Coordinating the sector’s response to COVID-19 –
  • COVID-19 City of Rockingham Local Recovery Coordination Group
  • Early Childhood Education & Care COVID-19 Issues Roundtable
  • Family Domestic Violence Taskforce
  • Food Relief Planning Group (Reported as FFWA in second reporting period of 2020)
  • DPIRD Food Security Working Group
  • SERC – Updating & Coordinating Responses to COVID-19
  • State Recovery Advisory Group
  • State Welfare Emergency Committee (SWEC)