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VCOSS is the peak representative body for Victoria’s social and community sector, and the state’s leading social advocacy organisation.

We are working to create a Victoria free from poverty and disadvantage.

A state that is fair, just and fully inclusive.

Where nobody is trapped by poverty, and every person and every community enjoys true wellbeing.


VCOSS CEO Emma King on why individual and community wellbeing should be the key goal in our post-COVID recovery.

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How we work
Policy and research

Consulting with members, collecting evidence and analysing trends to develop smart policy proposals for change.

Public and private advocacy

Using our relationships, influence, community connections and public profile to campaign for a fair and just Victoria.

Supporting organisations

Working with members organisations and allies to ensure the community sector is strong, well-funded and resilient.


Do you need help?

VCOSS is not a frontline service provider.

If you're in immediate danger please call 000.

To find support in your local area click here.

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Our policy impact

VCOSS seeks to shape and inform public policy debates.
Each year, we prepare formal submissions to dozens of inquiries and policy development processes.

These are prepared in consultation with VCOSS members and the broader sector.

We also undertake original research and create stand alone policy statements on topics of significance.

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Back To The Good Things

Getting your vaccine booster will help keep us safe, and enjoying the things we love.


Analysis and insights

The latest from VCOSS members and staff.

Personal reflections on the pandemic and what women need for a fair recovery, by Natalie Kon-yu

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Engaging with culturally diverse and Aboriginal people in a tailored, safe and appropriate manner is crucial.

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Disaster management has become a more familiar concept for more Victorians over the last couple of years.

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