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Craft a freedom bird and fly it to Parliament – send a strong message to MPs that you want a permanent, safe home for people seeking asylum in Australia.

Hands for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

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Join our community now and stay informed on breaking news, ways that you can take action, and receive stories of strength, resilience and celebration of people seeking asylum and refugees direct to you. Join us today.
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Run 4 Refugees in 2019

Whether you run, walk, skip or jog you can champion hope and empower people seeking asylum through a Run 4 Refugees event. Join our compassionate community of supporters, volunteers, staff and people seeking asylum in a running event near you. Register today!

Our Foodbank needs donations

Help the more than 800 people seeking asylum who rely on the ASRC Foodbank for essential food items each week by donating to our Foodbank. You can find more information on the Foodbank, view a list of the most urgently needed items and donate online here.

Latest news

    • 16 AUG 19
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    Government must commit to keeping life saving refugee medical evacuation laws

    Government must commit to keeping life saving refugee medical evacuation laws

    Doctors, human rights lawyers and advocates have urged the Morrison Government to listen to expert advice about the need for doctors to be at the heart of medical assessments for sick refugees on Manus and Nauru, as the reporting deadline closes to the senate inquiry investigating the Medevac repeal bill. Since the Medevac laws were

    • 22 JUL 19
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    Olympian Madeline Hills Announced as Run 4 Refugees Ambassador 2019

    Olympian Madeline Hills Announced as Run 4 Refugees Ambassador 2019

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is excited to announce that Olympic and Commonwealth Games runner Madeline Hills as our Run 4 Refugees ambassador for 2019. “It’s an honour, to get to be a part of such a great organisation supporting people seeking asylum.” Madeline on being named Run 4 Refugees ambassador. “My favourite thing to

    • 10 JUL 19
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    The ASRC Calls for Construction Support in New Dandenong Development Project

    The ASRC Calls for Construction Support in New Dandenong Development Project

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is set to expand with the construction of a new Integrated Services Hub at Dandenong to provide vital services to people seeking asylum in Melbourne’s south-east. The ASRC will partner with other service providers to expand vital services offered under one roof. The Integrated Services Hub is set to

    • 08 JUL 19
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    Building Resilience through Trauma Informed Practice

    Building Resilience through Trauma Informed Practice

    On the back of last year’s announcement that funding for the Asylum Seeker Vocational Education Training (ASVET) program has been continued until 2021, the program hosted the successful ‘Building Resilience Through Trauma Informed Practice’ workshop at RMIT University Melbourne in May 2019. The ASVET program helps people seeking asylum on Bridging Visa Class E, Temporary

Stories

    • 16 AUG 19
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    Youth Empowerment Program Graduation

    Youth Empowerment Program Graduation

    “Before ASRC (the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) I was scared of meeting new people. obasiComing here has meant a lot, it has helped me to brush off some of the more negative experiences that I have had as a person of colour.” – Obasi*.  On the 28th June, Obasi*, Amara* and 11 others graduated from

    • 16 AUG 19
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    How do I donate food to the ASRC?

    How do I donate food to the ASRC?

    I want to donate food to the ASRC Foodbank. What‘s the process? We get  lots of inquiries from generous people wanting to donate food to the ASRC who haven’t been able to make it to one of our Open Garage Day food drives.  Firstly, thank you. An incredible 90% of the food distributed to people

    • 09 AUG 19
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    The Power of Community

    The Power of Community

    How it took a village to raise a food donation for the ASRC. Isn’t it wonderful what a local community can do when passionate, committed individuals get behind a project?  In Melbourne’s northeast, the idea for a Long Winter Food Drive for the ASRC Foodbank was born when Ivanhoe Library approached the Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group (MASSG) to

    • 19 JUL 19
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    Volunteering: Eiddwen’s Passion for Making Change

    Volunteering: Eiddwen’s Passion for Making Change

    The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Volunteer Recruitment Drive is now open. The ASRC’s is on the hunt for passionate people to join the largest independent human rights organisation in Australia.  We sat down with Eiddwen, a passionate volunteer, who has made the simple action of answering the phones at the ASRC her own act

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