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

Mithat’s story

Mithat and his family sought protection in Australia ‘with nothing’ in 2017 after their Turkish passports were cancelled. He started a successful business and is now determined to contribute positively to the asylum seeker community

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Our latest newsletter

We welcome the additional 16,500 visas promised for people from Afghanistan in this week’s Federal budget + Order free packs of stickers and flyers showing your support for fair refugee policies ahead of the Federal Election + A community member win’s UNSW’s first asylum seeker scholarship.

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Latest news

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Vote for fair refugee policies in 2022 federal election

March 02, 2022

As you consider who you will vote for at the coming federal election, consider asking your local candidate for their… More

Donate to help people rebuild their lives

May 10, 2022

People seeking asylum know what it is like to have their lives change overnight. When they seek protection in a… More

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Andrew’s story: finding work, friends and a future

May 19, 2022

When Andrew arrived in Australia, he found his first job alone. “I met a guy, he was working, doing the… More