The ASRC knows that many people seeking asylum are in crisis because they do not have work rights or access to mainstream social services in Australia.
While we aim to support as many people as possible, the level of need we see always exceeds the resources we have available as a community organisation.
We therefore provide FREE primary health care prioritising people seeking asylum who face the biggest barriers to accessing this human right.
Who MAY be able to access this service
Who will NOT be able to access this service*
|A person seeking asylum||Not seeking asylum|
|Current ASRC members||Not a current ASRC member|
|Residing in Victoria||Not residing in Victoria|
The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) run a Monthly Eye Clinic out of the ASRC Health Centre.
This service offers eye checks & support to get glasses if needed.
Please come to the centre and our Health Team can make an appointment for you to see an optometrist.
If you are not able to come in person, please call 03 9274 9898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and leave a message with your name and phone number.
If you require an interpreter please state your preferred language and we will call you back with an interpreter.
The Refugee Resource Hub in Dandenong also runs an eye care service every three months, this is partnership with OneSight a community eye care charity. To find out about the RRH eye clinic dates and times, please call 03 3772 1380
Service hours may vary depending on staff capacity but these are the days and times we are open (excluding public holidays).
Please note, the service is paused during lunchtimes on the open days
Level 2, 214-218 Nicholson St. Footscray
Monday: 10.30am to 4.00pm
Tuesday: 10.30am to 4.00pm
Thursday: 10.30am to 4.00pm
Friday: 10.30am to 4.00pm
To communicate with your doctors and other service providers about your health needs