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Australia’s Social Enterprise Networks & Councils

Social enterprise is growing and making an important contribution to creating a more diverse and inclusive economy, including providing employment and access to services for disadvantaged Australians.   

To support this growth sustainably, and the development of a more diverse and inclusive economy overall, a range of support mechanisms are required, including, but not limited to, national and state-based strategies for social enterprise, appropriate legal structure and access to finance and markets. 

To build these support mechanisms, several state-based councils and networks have/are forming. The initiatives outlined below are proof of real momentum for social enterprise in Australia.

It is our hope that the combined actions of state-based social enterprise networks will inevitably encourage the establishment of a national social enterprise strategy and agenda.

Queensland

Social Enterprise Council (QSEC)

“Run by members, for members. Queensland Social Enterprise Council is the peak body democratically representing Social Enterprise in Queensland.”

Website: www.qsec.org.au

Contact: online@qsec.org.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/QLDSEC
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/queensland-social-enterprise-council
Twitter: www.twitter.com/QSocEnt

Victoria

Social Enterprise Network Victoria (SENVIC)

“SENVIC was established in early 2018 to build a connected community of social enterprises, facilitate access to learning and development opportunities, and increase the voice and influence of social enterprise across Victoria.”

Website: www.senvic.org.au

Contact: hello@senvic.org.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SENetworkVIC
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/social-enterprise-network-vic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SENetworkVIC
Instagram: www.instagram.com/se_network_victoria

New South Wales

Social Enterprise Council for NSW & ACT (SECNA)

Contact: secouncil.nswact@gmail.com

Australian Capital Territory

See above: Social Enterprise Council for NSW & ACT (SECNA)

South Australia

Adelaide Social Enterprise

“The Association’s Mission is to promote, support and achieve the development and sustainability of the social enterprise sector in South Australia.”from draft constitution

Website: www.meetup.com/en-AU/Adelaide-Social-Enterprise/

Contact: sharon@wickedlab.com.au

Northern Territory

Coming soon

Contact: laura@elp.org.au / alexie.s@pollinateenergy.org

Western Australia

Coming soon

Tasmania

Coming soon

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Jay Boolkin

jay@socialchangecentral.com

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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