• Stand with us

    Stand united with people seeking asylum. Join our online community of compassionate supporters to stay informed on breaking news and ways you can take action and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
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  • Petition to protect people seeking asylum

    Emergency measures are needed to help protect people seeking asylum and refugees during the COVID-19 crisis. Extend Medicare and Centrelink to all people seeking asylum now.
    Sign petition
  • COVID-19 and refugees

    Without income or access to safety nets like Centrelink or Medicare, this pandemic is exposing people seeking asylum even further to illness, destitution. Please donate to support refugees and people seeking asylum.
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  • The ability for people seeking asylum to survive in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic is seriously under threat right now. For those with no income or Government support, the ASRC is their only lifeline in this crisis, providing emergency food, shelter and access to medicine and medical care.

    Donate to our EMERGENCY CASH APPEAL today to help give people a fighting chance at safety, security and survival in the long months ahead.

    You are their lifeline.

    The ability for people seeking asylum to survive in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic is seriously under threat right now. For those with no income or Government support, the ASRC is their only lifeline in this crisis, providing emergency food, shelter and access to medicine and medical care.

    Donate to our EMERGENCY CASH APPEAL today to help give people a fighting chance at safety, security and survival in the long months ahead.

    You are their lifeline.

  • Stand with us

    Stand united with people seeking asylum. Join our online community of compassionate supporters to stay informed on breaking news and ways you can take action and support refugees and people seeking asylum.
    Join now
  • Petition to protect people seeking asylum

    Emergency measures are needed to help protect people seeking asylum and refugees during the COVID-19 crisis. Extend Medicare and Centrelink to all people seeking asylum now.
    Sign petition
  • COVID-19 and refugees

    Without income or access to safety nets like Centrelink or Medicare, this pandemic is exposing people seeking asylum even further to illness, destitution. Please donate to support refugees and people seeking asylum.
    Donate now
  • Donate food and goods

    Our Foodbank and Community Meals programs offer food security to over 800 people each week.

    We rely on community donations to stock our shelves – almost 90% of our food and essential grocery items are generously donated by people like you.

    By donating food or goods to our programs, you will fill an immediate need for refugees and people seeking asylum.

    A Statement on COVID-19

    The below is a statement from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in relation to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis that is caused by novel coronavirus.

    Right now, our organisation exists in a period of turbulence and uncertainty unprecedented in modern times.

    Like many reacting to this unfolding situation, we have been shocked at the escalation of this crisis – the pace, the volume and the uncertainty it is creating.

    Donate now to save lives

    The ASRC has launched an EMERGENCY CASH APPEAL to help support people seeking asylum through the COVID-19 crisis.

    Your donation funds the ASRC to deliver critical frontline humanitarian aid that gives people a chance at safety and security during the long months ahead.

    Please stand with us. Make a donation today. 

    Latest news

      • 19 MAR 20
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      Petition to protect people seeking asylum in COVID-19 crisis

      Petition to protect people seeking asylum in COVID-19 crisis

      People seeking asylum and refugees are some of the most vulnerable in our community, facing extreme hardship and increased challenges during the COVID-19 economic and health crisis. Thousands do not have an income safety net, access to Medicare, Centrelink or other critical care services. Many are experiencing insecure work, extreme poverty, mental and physical health

      • 18 MAR 20
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      A Statement on COVID-19 from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

      A Statement on COVID-19 from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

      A Statement on COVID-19 from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre The below is a statement from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) in relation to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis that is caused by novel coronavirus.Right now, our organisation exists in a period of turbulence and uncertainty unprecedented in modern times.  Like many reacting to

      • 06 MAR 20
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      ICC Ruling should prompt Australian Government to accept New Zealand resettlement option

      ICC Ruling should prompt Australian Government to accept New Zealand resettlement option

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      • 19 DEC 19
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      Sick people transferred  from PNG and Nauru detained without medical oversight

      Sick people transferred from PNG and Nauru detained without medical oversight

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    Stories

      • 27 MAR 20
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      We are still open and this is why

      We are still open and this is why

      With a 20 day old baby clutched in his arms, Adesh*, waits calmly while his wife Thili fills a trolley with food, vegetables, nappies and the last pack of baby wipes in the ASRC Foodbank. “Because we have no income, this is the only way we can get food and vegetables,” says Adesh. “Here is

      • 10 MAR 20
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      Veronica’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

      Veronica’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

      “My food represents where I come from. It represents my culture. Papua New Guinean food is fresh, it’s organic. It comes straight from the market or garden and into the pot. We are a very communal family, that’s how we lived back in Papua New Guinea. My children are my joy and food is a

      • 02 MAR 20
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      Genet’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

      Genet’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

      Genet came to Melbourne as a refugee from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first few years were very challenging not knowing the language and without a support system, but she never lost hope and worked hard to learn English and to adapt to Australia. Today, she lives a quiet and happy life with her husband and

      • 27 FEB 20
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      Hamed’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

      Hamed’s Story | Feast for Freedom 2020

      Hamed is a chef, restaurateur and Iranian refugee. He is part of this year’s Feast for Freedom representing his Persian heritage, with three dishes inspired by his childhood memories and the beginnings of his cooking journey.  This is his story. __ “I learnt to cook from my mother’s careful explanations. She taught me everything I