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Karni Liddell addresses attendees at the 2022 QCOSS Conference.
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Annual Report
2022 - 2023

QCOSS Annual Report 2022-2023

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Our story
Equality, Opportunity, and Wellbeing

We are the Queensland
Council of Social Service

QCOSS is Queensland’s peak body for community services. We work to improve the lives of Queenslanders by ensuring our sector is strong, connected, engaged, mobilised and heard

Our work is underpinned by our values of strength, optimism and respect.

Excellent relationships and partnerships are at the core of everything we do.

Chair and CEO reports
QCOSS Chair Matt Gardiner

Chair's report

Matt Gardiner

QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh

CEO's report

Aimee McVeigh

QCOSS Board member Alvin Hava

Board profiles

The leadership team

Our year in numbers

Our year in numbers

98 events

were held


57.28 million people
were reached by 
3,460 QCOSS media appearances

QCOSS supported
24 letters/submissions led by other organisations


31,074 copies

of Conduit were sent out


62,512 individuals
accessed the QCOSS w

people viewed
Community Door


We have

461 members

3,463 people registered for our events, with 363 people attending the QCOSS Conference

Our strategic plan
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Our strategic plan 
2021 - 2023

In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19, considering the potential for positive change associated with Queensland’s Human Rights Act and in order to highlight our commitment to self-determination for First Nations People, we have re-set our strategic plan.

The strategic direction and intent of the organisation has not changed. Rather, the plan has been refined and developed, including to ensure our impact is measurable.


Walking the talk

Rebooting the system

Local communities are

Being in service

Leading together

Self-determination of
First Nations people

Our new five-year Strategic Plan begins in the second half of 2023. Developed in consultation with the Board, the Executive Directorship team and QCOSS staff, the plan aims to build and harness the power of a strong, connected, engaged and mobilised social service sector to engender significant positive change in Queensland. 

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Rebooting the system
Local communities empowered
Staff at the 3rd Space Cafe in Fortitude Valley.

Local communities are empowered

We worked to make sure the voices of our sector and community
were heard
by government and Queensland communities.

 QCOSS Chair Matt Gardiner, QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh, Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman, Damien Atkinson OAM KC, PeakCare Qld Executive Director Lindsay Wegener

Rebooting the system

QCOSS advocated to get a roof over the head of every Queenslander, keep children under 14 out of prison, reduce the cost of living, gain gender equality and reduce poverty.

Being in service
Indexation announcement (September 2022) at Yeronga Community Plus+, with service manager Melinda McInturff, QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh, Neighbourhood Centres Queensland CEO Em James, and Queensland Government ministers including Mark Bailey, Leeanne Enoch and Treasurer Cameron Dick.

Being in service

QCOSS successfully advocated for
an increase to sector funding
more in line with indexation.
We provided sought after
skills and training workshops
to community service organisations.

Leading together
QCOSS' Stacey De Calmer and Caxton Legal Centre

Leading together

We listened to, collaborated with and celebrated our members and Queensland’s social services organisation.

Walking the talk
QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh launching the Pawson Report to media with Town of Nowhere campaign partners.

Walking the talk

This year, our media reach
was in the millions. We continued to
increase our social media presence
and we welcomed new members
from across the sector.  

Benarrawa Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Solidarity Group

Self-determination of First Nations people

QCOSS worked towards a Yes vote in the Voice to Parliament referendum and introduced a cultural capability framework that underpins key organisational documents.



2023 Revenue




Grant Project Funding

Other Revenue











Management & General

Project Expenses








2023 Expenses

2023 Net Assets




Net assets



2023 Total Assets/Liabilities




Total assets


Total liabilities




Donut graph indicating QCOSS expenses during the 2022-23 financial year. 92.87% is Project Expenses, $3,834,572. 7.13% is Management & General expenses, for $294,344.
Donut graph indicating QCOSS revenue during the 2022-23 financial year. 72.15% is Grant Project Funding ($3,167,574). 22.95% is Other revenue, including membership ($1,007,551). 4.90% is Social Housing Campaign Funding - Restricted ($215,000).

Social Housing Campaign
Funding - Restricted



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