About Us

Catholic Social Services Australia

Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) is the Catholic Church's peak national body for social services in Australia. Our member organisations provide social services to hundreds of thousands of people each year, delivering services to local communities in metropolitan, rural, regional and remote Australia.

As a national advocate, CSSA works with its members to produce evidence/research which informs public opinion and assists lawmakers to develop just and compassionate social and economic policies that will improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Australia. In doing so, CSSA fosters connectedness and partners with Catholic social service providers.

CSSA is a commission of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and reports to the ACBC through a Board. Each Board member is appointed to their position by the ACBC.

The National Office is located in Canberra.