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

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How VCOSS makes a difference

Policy and research

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

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Public and private advocacy

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

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In communities

Working directly with member organisations, allies, partners and communities on important projects.

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Latest news and analysis


A new report finds that headline statistics about unemployment figures create a “false optimism” that doesn’t correspond to the reality of many Victorians’ lives.
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The decision to make a universal Power Saving Bonus the headline Budget initiative on cost-of-living issues is an important recognition that times are tough for many Victorian households.
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While some funding toward emergency resilience has been provided in the Budget, it doesn’t go far enough in the current environment.
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VCOSS acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country. We pay respect to Elders both past and present, and to emerging leaders. Our offices are located on the sovereign, unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.