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.

Latest News

Human rights concerns - children in detention

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

NEWS UPDATE: SACOSS is very disturbed by the fact that the United Nations’ Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has had to cut short its visit to Australia because it was blocked while carrying out its mandate under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), that Australia has signed up to. 

Annual Thank You Breakfast

Friday, 9 December 2022 - 7:30am

Join us on Friday 9 December for our Annual SACOSS Thank You Breakfast.

The breakfast provides a great opportunity to say 'thank you' to all the wonderful members - such as you! - who help and support our work.

It also provides an opportunity for us to thank some of the other people who help and work with us throughout the year, including from the political arena, as well as people working in government, other peak bodies and NGOs.

Submission to the Department for Child Protection’s Review of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

SACOSS welcomed the opportunity to engage with the Department for Child Protection’s review of the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (the Act) and its Discussion Paper – Building the South Australian Child Protection System for the Future, and to contribute towards rethinking how we can collectively ensure that children and families can live their best lives.


Friday, 25 November 2022 - 3:00pm

This year's AGM is our 75th, so do come along and help us mark three-quarters of a century fighting against poverty, and for justice and opportunity.