Asylum Seekers Centre

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People seeking asylum can find out more about how the ASC can help you

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How to help

Find out how you can support people seeking asylum in your community

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Read about how you can join our talented and generous volunteer team

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Helping people to thrive



people regularly supported with food



people supported with rental & living costs


countries of origin

Volunteer asylum seeker refugee support


volunteers in our team



medical appointments



devices distributed

Metrics from our latest Annual Report: 2020-2021

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First Immigration Minister to visit the ASC in a decade

With our newly elected Federal Government we have the opportunity to hit the reset button on how Australia responds to people seeking asylum and refugees. This week, Andrew Giles became the first Minister for Immigration to visit the Asylum Seekers Centre in more than a decade.

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Get the facts: How many refugees make Australia their home each year?

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