Australian Council of Social Service

ACOSS is the national peak council of the community welfare sector in Australia and the principal voice of low income and disadvantaged people in social and economic policy matters.


A one-stop shop for all matters relating to employment of people with disability.

National Welfare Rights Network

NWRN is a grouping of services throughout Australia that provides free and independent information, advice and representation to individuals about Social Security law and its administration through Centrelink.

National Employment Services Association

NESA is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of the employment services industry. It represents for-profit and not-for-profit organisations and individuals that are directly engaged in the delivery of employment services to employers and job seekers.

Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation

MDRC is a US-based not-for-profit, non-partisan social policy research organisation which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of social policies and programs. The website has information and publications about a range of welfare and work-related programs.

Organisation For Economic Cooperation & Development

OECD is an international organisation helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy. Areas of interest include corporate governance, employment, enterprise, industry and social issues.

Jobs for the Future

JFF is a US-based organisation launched in 1983 and dedicated to helping the nation's young people and adults acquire the skills needed to succeed in a complex, rapidly changing world. Jobs for the Future focuses on increasing economic opportunities, education reform and workforce development.

The Jobs Research Trust

An independent not-for-profit charitable trust constituted in New Zealand in 1994 to develop and distribute information to assist communities create more jobs and reduce unemployment and poverty. The Jobs Letter contains information and media watch on jobs, employment, the future of work and related education and economic issues.

Corporate Leaders for Indigenous Employment

A DEWR initiative that encourages Australian companies to use their innovation, business insights and problem solving skills to develop successful programs to employ more indigenous people directly in their companies and in companies related to their operations. Companies that undertake to employ indigenous people will be offered flexible funding assistance.

Business Council of Australia

The BCA was established in 1983 to provide a forum for Australian business leadership to contribute directly to public policy debates. It is an association of chief executives of leading Australian corporations with a combined national work force of more than 1.1 million people.

Boardworks International

Governance and management of for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

Australian Taxation Office Assist

Taxation information for not-for-profit organisations. Information about ABN, GST, ITEC, BAS, DGR and a host of other acronyms. See What's New for latest postings.

Commonwealth Government Entry Point

Access government information via an A-Z of departments, portfolios, MPs, Hansard and a number of other ways.

Parliament of Australia

Includes links to Hansard, Parliamentary Departments and Committees, legislation, government publications and a who's who of parliament.

Commonwealth Department of Employment & Workplace Relations

DEWR provides information about labour market programs, the transition from welfare to work and flexible workplace relations at the enterprise level. Keep

up-to-date with policy and program developments at Latest News. See the Media Centre for Ministerial media releases.

Commonwealth Department of Family & Community Services

FaCS is responsible for a broad range of social policy issues affecting Australian society and the living standards of Australian families, communities and individuals. The portfolio is responsible for income support, housing policy, community support, disability services, child care services and family issues, including family payments, child support and family relationships.

Commonwealth Department of Education, Science & Training

DEST covers programs and services like EdNA, Enterprise and Carreer Education Foundation, Rural Youth Information Service, Indigenous School to Work Transition, Job Placement Employment and Training and Jobs Pathway programme.

Australians Working Together

The Howard Government's Australians Working Together: Helping people to move forward focuses on pathways to independence, financial support and types of labour market and assistance and seeks to strike a balance between incentives, obligations and assistance.


Centrelink is a government agency delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community and delivers services, programs and payments for government departments. It is a statutory authority responsible, through its Board, to Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone, Minister for Family and Community Services.

Australian Job Search

Federal Government national vacancy listing that provides valuable resources for job seekers.

Australian Volunteer Search

Provides resources for volunteers to search for volunteer opportunities, and for organisation to adverstise volunteer positions.

Community Sector Jobs - JobSeeker

Infoxchange's employment classifieds for people working in the health, community and social support services sectors.

Vounteering Australia

Volunteering Australia is the national peak body working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. Includes links to State Volunteering groups.

GoVolunteer (an initiative of Volunteering Australia) provides information about volunteering and volunteer opportunities in all areas across Australia. Not-for-profit organisations can advertise for volunteers for free.