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


Explore the 2022 VCOSS Victorian election platform

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Lasting solutions won’t be found in universal cash-splashes, short-term payment freezes or cute gimmicks. 
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The Housing First model works on the principle that immediate access to stable, safe and appropriate housing is a need that precedes all others.
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Victoria must grasp the opportunities, avoid the unintended consequences and leave a legacy for good
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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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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.