The Sector Voice

We are the voice of the sector who works with the disadvantaged and vulnerable.  We influence the decisions and policies to create positive change.

A Capacity Builder

We deliver sector informed training, advice and consultancy services to support our members in responding to the changing demands of the sector.

A Change Enabler

We are a partner, collaborator and broker to government and community to facilitate positive change.



Community Sector Recovery Webinar Series - The care economy

The care economy

Care work has a crucial part to play in Western Australia’s social and economic recovery. An investment into the care economy is an investment into quality public and community sector jobs. If areas like care work are not included as part of WA’s economic recovery efforts, the very real risk is run that we will inadvertently extend or further entrench that wage gap and fail to address growing need.



Community Sector Recovery Webinar Series - Regional place-based recovery & community wealth building

Regional place-based recovery & community wealth building

Social and economic recovery in regional Western Australia should be driven by community-based programs and initiatives that are created and sustained locally. Place-based solutions, particularly in regional and remote areas, are better able to develop effective and comprehensive responses to complex issues. Community wealth building is a systems approach to economic development that creates an inclusive, sustainable economy built on locally rooted and broadly held ownership.

In partnership with Linkwest.



Community Sector Recovery Webinar Series - Energy and conservation

Energy and conservation

In partnership with the Conservation Council of WA and Shelter WA.

WACOSS Online Services

Become a member

Join our strong and effective network of organisations and individuals that share a common goal of building stronger communities, improving social equity and strengthening the community service sector’s capacity to assist vulnerable West Australians.

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WACOSS’s vision for Reconciliation

WACOSS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Western Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present. We advocate for the constitutional recognition of our first Australians and the 2016-18 WACOSS Reconciliation Action Plan sets out how we demonstrate reconciliation through our work.

Reconciliation Action Plan