Welcome to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
We are an independent human rights organization. We don’t work for the government. Our help is free. We work to protect and uphold the human rights of people seeking asylum in Australia. We believe all people should be free.
We help asylum seekers. An asylum seeker is a person who:
How we can help you
Proving you are a refugee in Australia is not easy. We will give you honest free legal advice about whether you have a chance of being accepted as a refugee. If we think it’s possible that you will be found to be a refugee, we will help you. We know no one chooses to be an asylum seeker and that’s why we're there to support you when and where it matters when times are tough.
We will do our best to help you with everything from legal advice, medical care, medicines, Nappies for your baby, daily healthy lunches, food parcels, recreation, counseling, crisis support, English classes, orientation and settlement into Melbourne to help trying to find you work. Everything you tell us will be confidential and you will be safe at our centre.
How to Find Us
If you are an asylum seeker in Melbourne you can come and visit our centre in person for help Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 5pm. We are located at 12 Batman Street, West Melbourne. You can also call us for assistance on (03) 9326 6066 during these hours.
You can get to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in the following ways:
What if you are not in Melbourne, Australia?
We can only help asylum seekers who are in Melbourne, Australia.
If you are outside of Australia click the link below for information on how to apply for asylum around the world: http://www.asylumlaw.org/asylumseeker
If you are in another state click the link below to find the closest service to you.