Justice, Opportunity and Shared Wealth for all South Australians

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SACOSS is the South Australian Council of Social Service, the peak body for the non-government health and community services sector in South Australia.

We envision a future of justice, opportunity and shared wealth for all South Australians. To actualise this vision, we speak out on issues that affect our community, our State, our Nation and our world. We lead and support our community to take action. We hold governments, business and communities to account when their actions disadvantage vulnerable people.

We believe that developing a fair and just community is possible. We believe that a thriving community sector will help to address poverty and disadvantage. And we will continue to speak with, alongside and for all South Australians - no matter who you are, where you live or what your current circumstances are.

We are deeply concerned about COVID-19 and are committed to linking you in with the most current, relevant and reliable sources here

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Treasurer's Breakfast & AGM

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 7:00am


Due to the current COVID-19 situation this year we will hold both our annual Treasurer Breakfast and AGM together minimizing the number of times we ask our members to gather face to face.


The State Budget will be handed down on 10 November 2020. Every year for the past 10 years SACOSS has hosted a Post-Budget Breakfast with the Treasurer and this year we will once again offer you the chance to hear directly from the Treasurer himself.

This is an exclusive member-only event, and we would love you to join us.

SACOSS AGM and Board / Policy Council Elections 2020

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 7:15am


Nominations for election to SACOSS Board and SACOSS Policy Council are now open.

If you are a passionate, strategic thinker who knows social policy is one way to achieve change, then the Board or Policy Council may be the place for you to take a more active leadership role in the direction of South Australia’s peak organisation for the community and health sectors.

Membership of the Board is an opportunity for people to make a significant contribution to the governance of SACOSS.

Meaningful engagement with children and young people

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - 10:00am

The ‘Meaningful Engagement with Children and Young People’ is a 2-hour virtual classroom training that breaks down the difference between broad engagement with children in the child safety space and practicing meaningful consultation.

This interactive program aims to build the capacity of participants to improve their skills in engaging with children and young people, as well as developing meaningful strategies for planning, facilitating and evaluating consultation with children and young people.

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