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Get involved

Give a gift of digital connection

People seeking asylum in Sydney don’t receive government income support, and can struggle to access mobile phones and computers. You can help by donating your second-hand laptops, tablets and phones. Your donation can help someone to study, look for work, contact family and deal with government agencies and organisations.

We accept the following devices in working condition:

We don’t need:

  • Printers
  • Desktop computers
  • Screens (under 27 inch)
  • Keyboards, calculators, Kindles, cameras, TVs, cables, software, modems
  • Software CDs
  • Manuals or boxes

If your item is not able to be accepted by the ASC, check out your recycling options and other organisations that may accept devices.

A laptop sits on a desk, the Asylum Seekers Centre logo is showing on the screen.
Laptops, tablets and mobile phones allow people seeking asylum to study, apply for work, stay in contact with loved ones and complete immigration and government forms.

If you have a device to donate, please submit this form and we will be in touch.

Resetting and delivering your device

You may wish to erase/reset your devices, otherwise just let us know and we will erase them. Please note that iPads and iPhones must be reset for us to be able to use them (here are instructions for resetting an iPhone or iPad). iPhones must also have ‘Find my Phone’ disabled. We require devices to be posted or delivered in person to 43 Bedford Street, Newtown NSW 2042.

Recently as I was helping a young man with a printing problem, I asked him why he needed the printing. He said there’d been a massacre in his village back home – the second in less than a year. He needed to provide evidence of why it was not safe to return. He mentioned he didn’t have a computer, so I arranged for him to get a donated laptop.

Patrick

Head of IT

Learn more about the Asylum Seekers Centre