Australian Community Children’s Services
Australian Community Children's Services (ACCS) is the national peak body representing Australia's not-for-profit community owned education and care services and those who support the right of children to access these services. It advocates for and promotes not-for-profit education and care services in Australia.
ACCS is an unincorporated, non-profit federation of branches in each State and the ACT. Each branch brings together individuals and organisations in a State or Territory to appoint two delegates to the National Council, which in turn appoints Office Bearers of the National Secretariat.
ACCS holds several national meetings a year for the National Council. Discussion and communication throughout the Association occurs through electronic processes and teleconferences. ACCS website and the electronic update, ACCS In Action, provide updates on activities, policy developments and media coverage.
ACCS receives no Government funding and relies on membership fees from the Branches to cover its operational costs. There is no individual membership of ACCS at the national level, interested individulas may join ACCS via its branches.
The ACCS National Secretariat can be contacted at:
ACCS National Secretariat
PO Box 11
Northcote Plaza, Northcote, Vic 3070