The Victorian Government is slashing funding to the state’s social service organisations and frontline charities.

This will mean service cuts and job losses, especially among Victorian women.

We cannot let this happen.

Funding must increase with the true cost of delivering services.



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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 helping to create a Victoria that is a fair, just and fully inclusive.

A state where nobody is trapped by poverty, and every person is supported to live a life of wellbeing.


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


How do we work?

Here are just some of the ways.


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

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

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Working alongside members and other groups to ensure the community sector is strong, well-funded and resilient.

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News and Analysis

The Victorian Government has unveiled a budget that invests significantly in mental health.

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There are more than 130 changes to Victoria’s renting rules. Here are the key ones.

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Latest policy

VCOSS produces formal submissions to dozens of inquiries and policy development processes each year.

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

Stand alone policy reports on topics of significance are also produced.

You can view all our work in the VCOSS Policy Library.