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

  • Anti-Poverty Week State Committee
  • CEOs for Gender Equity
  • Community Employers WA (CEWA) Board
  • Community Skills WA (CSWA) Board 
  • Delivering Community Services in Partnership
  • Department of Communities Partnership Roundtable
  • Economic Regulation Authority Consumer Consultative Committee – ERACCC
  • Ending Conversion Practices WA 
  • Gas Marketing Code Consultative Committee (GMCCC)
  • HUGS – Hardship Utility Grants Steering Committee
  • Hedland Collective Steering Committee
  • Hedland Community Safety Advisory Forum – HCSAF
  • Headland Family Violence Action Group
  • Horizon Power Customer Council
  • Household Energy Efficiency Scheme Steering Committee 
  • Imagined Futures Leadership group
  • Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Young Professionals Committee
  • Karratha and surrounds Early Years Network
  • Law Access Board 
  • Leading Women
  • Make Renting Fair WA
  • National Consumer Roundtable on Energy
  • National Raise the Age General Meeting
  • Newman Family Network 
  • Newman Futures – Liveability and Wellbeing Stream
  • Pilbara District Leadership Group
  • Pilbara Aboriginal Health Planning Forum – PAHPF
  • Social Reinvestment WA Executive Committee
    • Social Reinvestment WA Law Reform (Raising the Age) subcommittee
    • Social Reinvestment WA Transparent and Accountable Justice System subcommittee
  • Supporting Communities Forum – SCF
  • Sustainable Health Review, Partnership Group
  • State Recovery Coordination Group – Social Recovery Sub-Committee
  • State Welfare Emergency Committee (SWEC)
  • State Welfare Emergency Committee Operations (SWEC OPs)
  • Western Australian Advocates for Consumers of Energy – WA ACE
  • West Pilbara Communities for Children
  • WA for Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee
  • Youth at Risk Reference Group
  • Yandi for Change 

National ACOSS-led collaboration committees

  • ACOSS Climate and Energy
  • 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
  • National Raise the Rate (RTR) Campaign Meetings
  • National COSS Network Policy Committee (COSS Policy Leads)

Other committees we are involved in

  • Belmont/Vic Park CRR Network
  • Emergency Relief and Food Access Service (ERFAS) Reference Group
  • Equity Project 
  • Joondalup and Wanneroo Ending Homelessness Group – JWEHG
  • South East Metropolitan Emergency Relief Forum