Sayed is a former refugee from Afghanistan. Since settling in Australia, Sayed has been involved with many refugee organisations such as RCAN, NRAAG, Amnesty International, MYAN NSW and ASRC. He has been a policy advisor and is a practicing lawyer.
The Government has announced it will provide pathways for TPV/SHEV holders and TPV/SHEV applicants to be assessed for RoS visas. RoS visas are permanent visas that allow holders to live, work and study in Australia, access government services such as Medicare and Centrelink, and sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence.
Click here for Permanent Visa Pathways for TPV/SHEV Holders & Applicants Fact Sheet
The Fact Sheet is also available in: Dari – Urdu – Arabic – Tamil
Click here for ASRC Legal Referral Sheet
⚠️ IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR COMMUNITY: END OF YEAR CLOSURE ⚠️
The ASRC in Footscray and the Refugee Resource Hub in Dandenong will be closed to the public from December 22nd, 5pm to January 9th, 10am, with two exceptions:
Services available on the two open days:
If you are a donor and want to donate food or material items, please do so when we reopen on January 9th. Learn more
If you want to make a financial donation to the ASRC, please visit here.
The ASRC will return to normal operating hours (10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday) on Monday, January 9th, 2023
Need more information about services available from the ASRC or other community organisations? Please visit here.
Find this information in Urdu, Arabic, Tamil, Persian, Dari, Vietnamese
Thanks for your interest in supporting the ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day, Monday 20th June.
Complete this form with your details and we will send you an email reminder before the event as well as alerts throughout the day when key activities happen.
Please note: all requests submitted to the Marketing Services Model will not be worked on until 1 July 2022 to allow the team space to focus on projects such as the Winter Appeal and Telethon.
You are welcome to submit requests and we’d love to support – we ask that you please supply a reasonable due date, keeping in mind we will not tend to the request until July. Thank you!
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners across Australia and pay respect to their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We acknowledge sovereignty of the lands upon which we work and live have never been ceded.
The centre is OPEN again from Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th (10am – 5pm).
We will return to normal operating hours (10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday), from Monday 17th of January onwards.
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If you applied for a TPV or SHEV visa between 2015 and 2017 and have not already attended a Protection visa interview with the Department, please contact the ASRC urgently for legal assistance. CALL: Fast track hotline 0422035324 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The application interview is your only chance to explain your case to the Department. Update your contact details with the Department to receive your Interview Invitation (the ASRC can also help you do this).
Click here to learn more (Info sheet Fast Track interviews). Click here to read info sheet in other languages.
“I can’t erase racism by myself. It’s only if we all come together to accept that there is an issue and work together that we can make a change.”
Prudence Melom, founder and CEO of E-RACED
“Growing in a refugee camp and experiencing hardship from a young age I felt very misunderstood among my peers in Australia. Kids my age did not understand why my skin was darker, they didn’t understand why my accent was a little different and they didn’t understand why I came to Australia.
“I was inspired to start E-RACED after experiencing first hand the effects of racism in this country and the power of sharing my story to completely change people’s attitudes. Never underestimate the power of one-on-one interactions and sharing stories to change the world.”
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