Material Aid

What Items Do We Accept?

Gift cards for nappies. Gift cards for Coles and Woolworths allow our clients to select the nappy brand that best suits their child. The most useful card denominations are $20, $30, $50, $60, and $100.

Buy a gift card online and have it delivered to: 

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Att: Material Aid
PO Box 2381, Footscray VIC 3011

Online giftcards can be sent to

Make A Financial Donation

You can also support our work with a financial donation which allows us to continue purchasing the essential items funded in our Material Aid program, like Myki Top-ups and supermarket gift cards for nappies. 

What Items Do We Not Accept?

Due to team capacity and storage constraints, the ASRC is unable to accept donated material aid items from individuals. Instead, we work with partner organisations who assist our clients with their Material Aid needs.

Baby Toys and Nappies:


Blankets, Linen and Manchester



Clothing, Shoes and Coats:

Computers and iPads:

Mobile Phones:

Furniture, Kitchenware, Pots, Pans Tableware, Electrical Items and Whitegoods:

Sewing Machines:

Bulk or Corporate Orders

For businesses or corporations that are looking to donate bulk items, please reach out to us at to see if we can work with you on rehoming your excess stock. 

Back To School Drive

Please note our current opening hours and new Covid-safe protocols as follows: 

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm. The ASRC has some closure dates that are outside of Victorian public holidays. It’s advisable to always call ahead on 9326 6066 and check if we are open.
  • Please bring your generous donations to the rear of the building – the roller door opposite no. 46 Albert St, Footscray. Press the buzzer beside the door for our reception team to open the door remotely. If reception is busy, please call 0421 079 973. You can drive right into the garage.
  • Please place your donations on the pallets at the end of the garage on the right side.
  • For all donations please use the tally sheet on the table next to pallets to record your donation to ASRC.
  • Masks must be worn by all persons leaving your vehicle.
  • Please help us keep our vulnerable community safe by using the hand sanitiser provided, observing social distancing, and following any directives issued by our staff and volunteers.