Queensland Social Enterprise Council


A voice for social enterprise in Queensland

About Queensland Social Enterprise Council

Vision Statement

To support the development of a vibrant, innovative and capable social enterprise sector in QLD that is sufficiently resourced and supported to achieve high social, cultural and environmental impact.

Our Structure

QSEC is an incorporated Association and represents ordinary and associate members. It has a democratically elected management committee.

The Constitution

You can download our constitution as a PDF.

Objectives and Aims

The Queensland Social Enterprise Council exists in order to:

  1. Promote social enterprise
  2. Provide a forum for discussion between social enterprises
  3. Carry out research into social enterprise
  4. Publish and speak on social enterprise
  5. Encourage the development of mechanisms such as social procurement and social enterprises funding for the advancement of social enterprise
  6. Advocate with governments, private sector and the charitable sector to facilitate development of social enterprise
  7. Liaise with other bodies interested in the development of social enterprise


Practice Statements

  1. The contribution of enterprising solutions to challenging social problems
  2. Collaboration with business, government and local communities
  3. A judicious use of resources levered for maximum social impact
  4. A concept of “enterprise” as applied not only to business but to a capacity to listen and involve the people it seeks to serve

Run by members, for members

Queensland Social Enterprise Council is the peak body democratically representing Social Enterprise in Queensland.

Some of our Members


Documents and resources for the benefit of the social enterprise sector in Queensland and for QSEC members.

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GPO Box 133
Brisbane QLD 4001

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