The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.A.220 Approved voluntary work organisation (JSP, YA, PP, SpB)


For the purposes of JSP and YA, PP and SpB, an approved organisation must be:

  • community based, with appropriate insurance, OR
  • a government sector agency.

In either case, the organisation or agency must be 'not for profit'.

The work must be in positions which would not normally be filled by paid employees and which have a community focus. Services Australia makes the decision as to which organisations receive approval. Any voluntary work organisation approved by Services Australia may have the name of their organisation publicly disclosed.

Policy reference: SS Guide Voluntary work

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