Have your say

VCOSS proudly advocates in support of people doing it tough and facing challenges in their life. But the most powerful voice is yours.

We want to hear your personal experience of dealing with government institutions, poverty, inequality, disadvantage, exclusion or discrimination.

We will use your story to enrich our understanding of the issues and inform our policy and advocacy priorities.

With your permission, we may also quote you or refer to your experiences in our policy and advocacy work.

  • This allows us to contact you to check things.

Note: Sharing your story does not obligate VCOSS to quote, reference or cite your experiences directly.


Mark’s story

Mark Brewer contacted us to share his experience of living in public housing and providing for his family on a very tight income.

His story helped us develop a richer understanding of the issues.

Mark later appeared in our 2018 election platform Delivering a good life for every Victorian, and in a short video we produced about power prices.