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  • Time for a Home

    Despite the release of some Medevac refugees over the past year, 6 people remain indefinitely detained in Australian facilities. After more than 8 years, it's time for a home for refugees.
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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.
    Join now
  • Time for a Home

    Despite the release of some Medevac refugees over the past year, 6 people remain indefinitely detained in Australian facilities. After more than 8 years, it's time for a home for refugees.
    Take Action
  • Support Independence

    To stay independent, we don't accept funding from the Federal Government. Instead, we are funded by you.
    Support independence
    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 Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has spent over 20 years advocating for the rights of people in detention in collaboration with sector partners and refugee advocates.

    Today there are still more than 1,000 people stuck in limbo in offshore processing and detention facilities across Australia. Many for as long as eight years.

    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 within the media and Australian communities. 

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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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      • 10 JUN 22
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      Advocating for an end to detention

      Advocating for an end to detention

      The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has spent over 20 years advocating for the rights of people in detention in collaboration with sector partners and refugee advocates. The ASRC’s Detention Advocacy program was formed as a response to Australia’s horrific detention policies, and has existed in a range of formats for close to 20 years,

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      • 10 JUN 22
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      The ASRC’s Preventing Homelessness Fund (for people released from detention)

      The ASRC’s Preventing Homelessness Fund (for people released from detention)

      Update on how we have been supporting people with these funds: Since it was established in March 2021, the Preventing Homelessness Fund has accommodated 138 people after they were released from detention. People have been supported from across four states. Originally, the fund had a commitment of $500,000 alongside a $1,000 per person delivered via

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      • 06 JUN 22
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      Introducing the Rapid Response Team

      Introducing the Rapid Response Team

      People seeking asylum face many barriers to live independently and are increasingly presenting at the ASRC with complex mental health issues and greater impacts on their wellbeing. We’ve listened to what people need and are working to evolve and adapt our services to help them build a better life on their own terms. We are

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