Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Community Services Partnership Forum

The Community Services Partnership Forum is a key platform for the department to engage with the industry and to work together to meet current and future challenges for the industry.

Forum members bring diverse experience and expertise to policy and planning, and give voice to the people and organisations they represent.

The forum is a key mechanism for stakeholder engagement. It provides a platform for members to work together on issues relevant to the department and the community services industry, and to the individuals, families and communities they both seek to support.

Forum membership comprises representatives from a range of peak bodies and other stakeholder groups:

  • Capricorn Community Development Association
  • Coalition of Community Boards
  • Community Services Industry Alliance
  • Council on the Ageing Queensland
  • Ending Violence Against Women Queensland
  • Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
  • Health and Community Services Workforce Council
  • Local Government Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak
  • Queensland Aids Council
  • Queensland Council of Social Service
  • Queensland Families and Communities Association
  • Volunteering Qld

The forum also includes a number of guest members, representing government and non-government agencies - for example National Disability Services and the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.


Meetings are held quarterly. Funded organisations wishing to have matters raised for forum consideration are encouraged to contact a forum member or the forum secretariat at

Past meetings