Income support for people seeking asylum

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum. As a movement, we mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change.

Become a Champion of Change

As a Champion of Change, your regular contribution will provide food, housing, healthcare, legal aid, education and training to thousands of people seeking asylum each year. A regular contribution offers hope for a brighter future.

Cleaning for a cause

ASRC Cleaning is a social enterprise of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre offering quality cleaning services to the Melbourne area. More than a cleaning service, it offers social and economic empowerment for people seeking asylum.

Ease food shortage

While many of us indulge in chocolate this Easter, people seeking asylum are struggling to put the most basic of food on the table. Help end the ASRC Foodbank food shortage and donate Easter essentials these holidays.

Stories

    • 11 APR 18
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    Allie and Grace spread music, heart and hope

    Allie and Grace spread music, heart and hope

    What happens when you have a positive learning environment, encouraging parents and a talent for music? You get the efforts of Allie and Grace, two friends who chose to busk with their flutes for two days – and ended up raising $250 to support refugees and people seeking asylum. ‘They knew about your work from

    • 03 APR 18
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    A story of language, community and opportunity

    A story of language, community and opportunity

    Zakia’s face lights up in front of me as I ask her if she’s enjoyed the translation workshops she’s just wrapped up at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). ‘From the past I like translating. Interpreting for me was like a dream to be a translator or an interpreter, so when I saw the email

    • 21 MAR 18
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    The natural course of a flood is to flow

    The natural course of a flood is to flow

    I recently had the extraordinary and humbling experience of speaking with Ai Wei Wei, a global leader who uses his art, his intellect, and his heart to champion a more compassionate way forward for refugees. We had an incredible conversation, in which he compared the humanitarian crisis facing refugees to a flood. The natural course

    • 15 MAR 18
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    Ease food shortage with an Easter Essentials Hamper

    Ease food shortage with an Easter Essentials Hamper

    See the ordering instructions Easter. It’s a time for indulgence, even amongst the strictest of us. It’s the one time we let down our guard and delve into sweet treats, butter slathered hot cross buns and chocolate bunnies. But while many spend the coming weeks overindulging, people seeking asylum in our community are struggling to

Latest news

    • 19 APR 18
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    Home to Bilo – campaign update

    Home to Bilo – campaign update

    As you may know from our last update, the central Queensland community of Biloela is mobilising to get their neighbours Priya, Nades and family back home to Bilo. The family were taken from their community by Australian Border Force in the early hours of the morning, flown to Perth and put on a plane to

    • 29 MAR 18
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    A Letter from Kamran

    A Letter from Kamran

    Friend, I am worried. I am a person seeking asylum and I am currently awaiting my refugee status from our government. To support me to do things like pay my rent, study and get help finding work, I have been receiving support through the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS). Right now Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

    • 23 MAR 18
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    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus

    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus

    Walid Zazai speaks from Manus to the Palm Sunday Rally 2018 As the clock ticked towards midnight, I felt both dread at another long year and hope for what seems unimaginable to me – freedom. Hello everyone, my name is Walid Zazai. Thank you for asking me to speak again. Much has changed since last

    • 19 MAR 18
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    Support to rally around Tamil family including two Australian born children, who were forcibly removed from home.

    Support to rally around Tamil family including two Australian born children, who were forcibly removed from home.

    On the morning of 5 March, the quiet Central Queensland town of Bileola (Bilo) woke up at 5am to Australian Border Force detaining and removing their Tamil neighbours of more than four years, Priya, Nades and their two Australian born little girls. They were taken to a Melbourne detention centre, then onto Perth and put