The Council of Social Service of New South Wales (NCOSS) is the peak body for the social and community services sector in New South Wales. NCOSS works with our membership on behalf of disadvantaged people and communities towards achieving social justice in NSW.
NCOSS was established in 1935 to promote cooperation in the provision of community services and influence social legislation. Today our constituents are:
NCOSS provides an independent voice on welfare policy issues and social and economic reforms and is the major co-ordinator for non-government social and community services in NSW. We act as a channel for consultation with government and between parts of the non-government sector with common interests and diverse functions.
NCOSS is a membership organisation. Members range from the smallest community services to the largest major welfare agencies, state and regional level peak councils, churches, hospitals, local government and consumer groups.
NCOSS aims is to achieve social justice for disadvantaged people and communities. We provide leadership to the sector and provide independent and informed social policy development, advice and review.
NCOSS Policy & Advocacy
Achievements in the last decade include:
Some major areas of work in the immediate future include: