Queensland Social Enterprises fall into 12 regions. Each region in Queensland is represented by a Regional Champion who advocates for social enterprise in their region and is QSEC's 'go-to' person for advice, reports and activity information in the area. Social Enterprise networks operate within and across those those regions to further build the social enterprise community and capacity in Queensland.
Click on the map below for information, social enterprises based in and networks operating in that region.
Upcoming Regional Champion events
Central Queensland is a diverse region reaching from the Queensland coast with sugar and resources hub Mackay, the beautiful Capricorn Coast, down to the Port City of Gladstone and straddling the tropic of Capricorn through the Beef Capital of Rockhampton, the Agriculture-rich Emerald and Central Highlands, and the Outback centre of Longreach, all the way to the Northern Territory border.
Such a vast expanse brings together a wide variety of industry and people groups doing great things in many different spaces.
The Central Queensland Social Enterprise groups seeks to bring together those entrepreneurs and innovators from across our sprawling region using the power of the market to drive meaningful change and social good. Our core aims are to educate, create, and connect
Situated north of Brisbane City, QSEC is looking for stronger connections in the Moreton Bay region. Moreton Bay Region is the third largest local government area in Australia behind the City of Brisbane and City of Gold Coast, hence provides a strong indication of potential growth for social enterprise. The Moreton Bay Regional Council has indicated that key enterprise and employment locations are likely to be found in Burpengary, Brendale, Caboolture, Caboolture West, Clontarf, Dakabin, Elimbah East, Everton Hills, Morayfield, Narangba, North Lakes and Rothwell. These places will develop as the prime location for small, medium and large scale trade, business and industry in the Moreton Bay Region.
The Sunshine Coast is emerging as one of the most exciting regions to live, work and play with a innovation and sustainability.
Sunshine Coast is the third most populated area in Queensland. Located 100 km north of the centre of Brisbane on the Coral Sea coastline, its urban area spans approximately 60 km of coastline and hinterland from Pelican Waters to Tewantin.
Brisbane is a green city with an enviable subtropical climate and diverse population. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia and is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals.
The exciting social enterprise scene in Brisbane is spearheaded by QSEC.
Redland City is located in south-east Queensland, east of Brisbane, bounded by North Stradbroke Island, Logan and Gold Coast. Redlands is a vibrant growing community that comprises significant environmental, open space and rural areas complimented by a compact urban area. The original people of the Redland area are the people from Quandamooka. Redland City council has identified eight key industry sectors including: Tourism (accommodation and food services), Construction, Education and training, High value-add services, Health care and social assistance, Manufacturing, Retail trade and Rural enterprises.
The City of Logan is located between Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast, and has easy access to the national highway and rail networks. Logan is home to more than 300,000 people from more than 185 different cultures. We celebrate our diversity and the rich and varied lifestyle it offers. Logan is also a very young city with around 50 per cent of residents aged 30 or younger. This adds energy and enthusiasm to our community and gives us a real vibrancy. No wonder we have become known as one of the most diverse cities in Australia.
Social Enterprise Network - Logan (SEN-L) is a support, advocacy and knowledge sharing organisation for Logan-based Social Enterprises and Not for Profits. It offers guidance, resources and a supportive network for those cause driven businesses faced with the challenges of building a business model, as well as delivery of services. SEN-L, reduces the demands on time and resources by providing access to business advice, customers and leads, buying power and strengthening your social purpose.