Frontline Services

Food and material aid

Food and Material Aid

Our Foodbank and Community Meals programs offer food security to over 650 people each week. Material Aid ensures children and families receive essential items to rebuild their lives in our community.

Mental health and housing

Support Services

Our support services aim to maximise a person’s physical and mental wellbeing through holistic, integrated and responsive support that includes one-on-one critical support, advocacy and referrals services within the community.



The ASRC Health Centre has been offering primary health services, promoting a health lifestyles and preventing illness for people seeking asylum, including people without access to Medicare, and is the largest facility of its kind in Australia.


Legal aid

Legal Aid

The Human Rights Law Program is an independent, not-for-profit Community Legal Centre working within the ASRC which helps people at all stages of the refugee determination process.

manus island detention protest

Detention Advocacy

We work with people in onshore and offshore detention to provide emotional support, information and referrals to legal services and others who can help.

Advocating from lived experience

Advocating From Lived Experience

Recognising that voices of people with a lived experience of seeking asylum are often absent from the debate, this program trains young advocates to tell their own story.


Education and training

Education and Training

Our education programs assist hundreds of people each year to improve their English language skills, to become enrolled into training and professional development courses and develop personal and career goals.

Employment Pathways

Employment Pathways

Our employment programs support people to have the skills, confidence and agency to navigate the changing labor market, secure employment, succeed on the job and manage their careers in Australia.


Empowerment Pathways

Our programs work in partnership with people seeking asylum to help identify each individual’s unique strengths, skills, experience and to understand their future goals. This forms the foundation of the person’s journey to success.

LEEP Program

LEEP provides paid internships for people seeking asylum who want to develop skills in program evaluation. LEEP interns receive training, mentoring and support to re-establish their professional careers in Australia.

ASRC Entrepreneurs Program

Entrepreneurs Program

A combination of network building and business coaching aims to support people seeking asylum to start their own businesses in order to attain sustainable income and ability to advance their future.

Apply to CAPP 2020

The ASRC is looking for the next generation of leaders with lived experience of seeking asylum to take part in the Community, Advocacy and Power Program 2020.