Community Sector

Aug 10

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Jul 3

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Jun 5

A monthly discussion forum to guide community organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Mar 13

Here's everything you need to know.


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Dec 24

Community organisations are themselves highly vulnerable to climate change.


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Dec 16

Victoria needs a strong community sector--with funding tied to true costs


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Jun 14

Lots of questions still need answering before the community services portable long service leave scheme starts on 1 July.


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May 13

Better workforce data would help us plan for the future and give us a stronger platform for the community sector.


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Nov 18

Community services are continually frustrated by short-term funding contracts.


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Oct 25

Community health services are the quiet achievers of Victoria’s health system. Under increasing pressure and desperate for more resources, they


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Oct 12

Unemployment, under-employment and stagnant wages are often in the headlines. One solution that is regularly pitched for these issues is


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Jun 19

Relive key moments from the 2018 VCOSS Good Life Summit. [Videos]


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Jun 14

Victoria’s top three political leaders have used the VCOSS Good Life Summit to expand on their vision for a fairer


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May 30

The true value of a Neighbourhood House is counted in more than dollars.


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Jan 25

If anyone you know is likely to be at risk during hot weather, help them get the advice and support


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Jun 7

True social innovation is complicated and “not something that can be achieved in a policy speech”, economist and innovation leader


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May 17

Governments should begin harnessing the power of community organisations in disaster planning, according to a new report from the Victorian


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May 9

The wait is finally over. The 2017 Federal Budget has been released. So, what did VCOSS members and and national


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May 3

Funding to develop an Aboriginal treaty, a LGBTI inclusive Victoria and implementing the state's multicultural policy are positive investments to


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Dec 21

Christmas is a time of stress, loneliness or other challenges for many Victorians. Learn how you can help out...


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Dec 7

Victoria has a problem with the repeat and violent offending behaviours by a small number of young offenders. But we


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Nov 30

This video, prepared for VCOSS’s 70th birthday celebration at the Melbourne Town Hall in November 2016, charts the organisation’s progress


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Nov 22

With one in five Victorians living with a disability, it is critical to address their needs in emergency planning.


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Oct 28

Planning for Australia’s rapidly changing community sector workforce presents many challenges and opportunities. With moves towards consumer-directed care, many organisations


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Oct 27

Communities in the Latrobe Valley have a strong appetite to re-establish a sense of place and pride. Integrated social and


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Oct 21

You'll be familiar with the scepticism and scorn that surrounds awareness events. “What happens after Anti-Poverty Week?” the cynic will


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Sep 15

When a major earthquake shook Christchurch in September 2010, bridges and buildings weren’t the only things put under pressure.


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Aug 31

Private companies have been using data to anticipate demand and enhance their service offerings for years. Is it time the


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Aug 25

Would a business unveil a new product without first engaging in extensive market testing? Of course not. Yet, in the


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Jul 21

Australia’s ageing population and the rollout of the NDIS will turbocharge demand a whole new 'support and care’ workfroce over


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