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.

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Statewide Networks

  • Advance Qld QiHUb Innovation community LINK
  • Circular Economy Futures LINK
  • Good North Businesses for Good LINK
  • Entrepreneurs making a difference LINK

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Browse our 12 Queensland Regions


Far North Queensland, often referred to as Tropical North Queensland or FNQ, is a region that is extraordinarily rich in natural beauty and resources. It is the location of three World Heritage Sites, including Riversleigh, Australia’s largest mammal fossil site, the Wet Tropics of Queensland including the Daintree Rain Forest, and the Great Barrier Reef. A common description of FNQ is as the region where the rainforest meets the reef and there are many locations on the coast where this can be seen. The region has many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, representing two of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. FNQ is also home to many social enterprises and the Social Enterprise Network for the Tropics [SENT]. This network works primarily across FNQ and is focused on developing a supportive eco-system for social enterprises and enabling them to achieve their social, cultural, economic and environmental missions in the region.

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The Townsville & North Queensland Region has a population of 231,628 and covers 80,041 km2 stretching from the Great Barrier Reef Islands and is bordered by Mt Isa in the west, Hinchinbrook to the north, Burdekin to the south and Paluma National Park in the north-west. Townsville, the largest city in the region, has a population of 200,000+ and is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics and the Queensland outback. It has a proud heritage founded on strong agriculture and resources sectors, Australia’s largest military base, a major international port, and world-class educational institutions.

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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

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The Wide Bay Burnett region provides an enviable work life balance.  It truly is “the perfect place at your perfect pace”. The region is rapidly emerging as the food bowl of Queensland, is capitalising on the diversification of traditional manufacturing and food processing industries and is now recognized as the Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

The Wide Bay Burnett region offers so much to anyone looking to start or get involved with social enterprise.

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The Darling Downs and South-West has a vibrant and emerging Social Enterprise community. We have a newly formed Social Enterprise Network, established to support the development and growth of social enterprises in the Darling Downs and South-West Region, to solve problems through innovation and collaboration.

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The Moreton Bay Region is a rapidly growing region North to Northwest of Brisbane forecast to more than double its economy by 2041. A large area spanning over 2,037 square kilometres, from the Pacific Ocean and Moreton Bay in the East to the lush rainforest hinterland of Mt Nebo & Mt Glorious in the Southwest, the region boasts diverse landscapes, demographics and businesses. Opportunities for social enterprise in our region is exciting! With a thriving community-centric innovation ecosystem developing, the possibilities are endless.

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Ipswich & West Moreton is a fast-growing region in South East Queensland. Our QSEC regional area encompasses Ipswich City Council and parts of the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Regional Councils. The Ipswich city centre is the region’s main business district. It is situated on the Bremer River and approximately 40 kilometres west of the Brisbane central business district. Social enterprises in our area serve a geographically diverse population in some rural settings with main clusters of activity in small towns and multiple business districts.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The City of Gold Coast is diverse a landscape of people, places, and experiences. Within its 415 square kilometre boundaries the Gold Coast offers regions characterised by their coastal, cosmopolitan, rainforest, rural, man-made and pristine environments. The Gold Coast is all about the transient lifestyle with our community constantly growing, a place many from diverse backgrounds are now calling home, a popular holiday destination and also a place for many now to start up thriving businesses. The people that it attracts are mostly those with a deep love and passion for living a “conscious” life with and hand made boutiques and super food cafes a plenty, where sipping a coffee from a keep cup is the social norm and having your laptop at the beach is a site commonly seen.

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