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  • Stand with us

    Join our online community of compassionate supporters to stay informed on breaking news and ways you can take action and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
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  • Evacuate PNG & Nauru

    Nine years after our government forced them to brutal offshore detention centres, 216 refugees and people seeking asylum are still trapped in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
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  • Support Independence

    To stay independent, we don't accept funding from the Federal Government. Instead, we are funded by you.
    Support independence and support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
    Donate now
  • Stand with us

    Join our online community of compassionate supporters to stay informed on breaking news and ways you can take action and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
    Join now
  • Evacuate PNG & Nauru

    Nine years after our government forced them to brutal offshore detention centres, 216 refugees and people seeking asylum are still trapped in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
    Take Action
  • Support Independence

    To stay independent, we don't accept funding from the Federal Government. Instead, we are funded by you.
    Support independence and support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
    Donate now
  • Featured Stories

    The ASRC Foodbank currently provides free groceries to around 1,000 people, most of whom have no income and no work rights. We need your urgent support with however you can give – whether it be through food donations, running a food drive or contributing to online gift cards.

    Food is one of the most immediate and tangible ways to give someone a hand up. 

    The ASRC imagines a future that is free and equitable for people seeking asylum and refugees. This future is powered by refugee-led organisations, which are both run by and for people seeking asylum.

    To achieve this, the ASRC will support refugee leadership and capacity building through funding of projects and foundational activities.

    The ASRC’s Community, Advocacy & Power Program (CAPP) is a three-month intensive training program to equip people with lived experience of seeking asylum with the leadership skills necessary to become powerful advocates for the refugee community.

    If you’re based in Sydney and interested in the program, apply today. 

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      • 12 AUG 22
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      Jana’s Op-Ed – Hope reigned in Parliament in the first sitting period of the 47th Parliament

      Jana’s Op-Ed – Hope reigned in Parliament in the first sitting period of the 47th Parliament

      “Something very special happened last week and you all were a part of it. Kon and I spent three days in Parliament House for the first sitting period of the 47th Parliament.  We headed into each meeting, some with new MPs, some with old-time allies of good refugee policy, with a focus on four key

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      • 29 JUL 22
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      ASRC is going to Parliament with 3 changes the new government can make for refugees right now

      ASRC is going to Parliament with 3 changes the new government can make for refugees right now

      On 21 May, Australians overwhelmingly rejected the politics of fear and division, in the face of the former government’s desperate attempt to divide our community by pointing the finger at refugees. In his victory speech, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pledged to “promote unity and not fear … optimism, not fear and division”. Now, with the

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      • 19 JUL 22
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      July 19 destroyed my life

      July 19 destroyed my life

      On July 19, 2013, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced that people seeking asylum by sea would be prevented from settling in Australia and detained offshore, creating a cruel system propped up by successive governments. Below, Betelhem Tebubu, human rights activist and survivor of offshore processing on Nauru, writes about what this day means to

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      • 27 JUN 22
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      From despair to hopefulness: Ahmadi’s Story

      From despair to hopefulness: Ahmadi’s Story

        Forced to leave a life he loved, Ahmadi* came to Australia one winter. “Back in my home country, I am a psychologist and writer…I was a published writer, writing articles in newspapers and even having many books published. It was because of what I wrote that meant I had to leave my home country.

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