Are you part of the community sector? Make your voice heard!

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 01:19 PM |

Are you part of the community sector? Make your voice heard!

Got a community job? Make sure your organisation is making it's voice heard!

Did you know that there is only one major survey about Australia's community sector?

The ACOSS Australian Community Sector Survey (ACSS) is an annual survey of community services across Australia. It is used extensively in the media, in advocacy, by policy makers, policy analysts and academics.

The ACSS has been critical to informing arguments in relation to the Equal Pay Case and the Productivity Commission's Review of the Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector.

The credibility of the survey rests on a good response rate from a wide range of organisations across the country.

The 2012 ACSS survey is now open, and ACOSS is calling on community organisations large and small to complete the survey, giving them the best possible information about your client base, your organisation's sustainability and staffing. It takes a while, but it is vitally important.

You can complete the survey online or download a paper version that you can use to get input from a number of staff.

All responses are kept confidential. If you have any queries call ACOSS on 02 9310 6200 or email

Make sure our voice is heard!

(You can find previous Australian Community Sector Surveys available here.)