About the ASRC

About the ASRC

Founded in 2001, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. 

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing.

We champion the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change. We deliver more services on the ground than any other independent asylum seeker organisation in the country. 

Our work on the frontline with people seeking asylum informs our practice and enables us to effectively advocate for, and alongside people with lived experience.

We offer more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support well-being and dignity, and empower people to advance their own future.

To stay independent, we don’t accept funding from the Federal Government.

Support independence and support the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre with your Feast for Freedom today.

What your Support Makes Possible

The ASRC needs funds more than ever – with inflation and the spiralling cost of living, people seeking asylum are more reliant on our services. With your donation we can continue to support and empower people to rebuild their lives in Australia.

In the last financial year, our supporters and donors helped us deliver so much. Here’s a snapshot:

The ASRC would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as traditional owners and custodians of the land on which the ASRC stands. We acknowledge that the land was never ceded and we pay our respect to them, their customs, their culture, to elders past and present and to their emerging leaders.

This landing page is part of the campaign ‘Welcome Refugees into the Workforce’; an awareness campaign created as part of a partnership between ASRC and Yarra Trams which provides free tram wraps to community organisations making a positive impact on diversity and inclusion in Melbourne. The ASRC’s WELCOME tram wrap will feature on a wrapped tram that will travel on tram routes 48 and 109 in Melbourne from June to September 2023.