Asylum Seeker Organisations

Here is a list of national organisations offering help to refugees and asylum seekers, with contact details and web links.


Here is a really useful web resource with links to refugee support groups across the country: Compassion Without Borders: Facebook


Here are a few important organisations in Melbourne:

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

214-218 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011: phone (03) 9326 6066

79 Lonsdale St, Dandenong VIC 3175: phone (03) 9793 4226

fax 03 93265199


Refugee Legal. (previously called RILC)

level 6, 20 Otter St, Collingwood, Vic. 3065

03  9413 0101


Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project

First Floor,

139 Queensberry St

Carlton VIC 3053

03 9326 8343

BAPTCARE Sanctuary program: accomodation for refugees

T:  03 8480 9006


DASSAN: Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network


Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

P O Box 64, Hastings, Victoria, 3915


Web Links

A Just Australia

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre: The ASRC is the largest provider of aid, advocacy and health services for asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. Our team of 700 volunteers work directly with asylum seekers (over 3000) both living in our community and in detention, to provide direct aid and support as they seek refugee status in Australia.

Asylum Seekers Centre

Australian Refugee Association

Children Out of Detention (ChilOut)

Rural Australians for Refugees



UN Homepage

UN Refugees Page


More links of interest

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (Melbourne)

214-218 Nicholson St,

Footscray VIC, 3011

(03) 9326 6066


A Just Australia

Brisbane Actionweb for Refugee Collaboration

Catholic Justice & Peace Commission (CJPC)

Catholic Peace Fellowship

Catholic Worker Movement

Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Sydney

Center of Concern (Washington USA)

Centre for Refugee Research (University of NSW)

Children Out of Detention (ChilOut)

Coalition Assisting Refugees After Detention (WA)

Community Aid Abroad – Oxfam Australia (CAA)

Earth Charter

Human Rights Watch: Refugees

Jesuit Refugee Service(JRS)

Debunking myths about asylum seekers (Debunking the Myths about Asylum Seekers)

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (USA)

Pax Christi International

Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma

Refugee Council of Australia

Refugees Australia – National Director

Romero Centre (Brisbane)

Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR)

The Nonviolence Web (A Guide to the Contemporary Peace Movement)

Learn about the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

US Committee for Refugees (USCR)

World Refugee




Rural Australians For Refugees

Port Augusta:

04 2198 3595



Fitzroy Learning Network

198 Napier Street


ph: (03) 9417-2897

fax: (03) 9417-2663



Hazara Association of Vic

PO Box 7268 Dandenong Vic 3175

Ph: (03) 9547 0849

Mobile: 0438 895 728

Fax: (03) 9792 0195



SASH – Support for Asylum Seekers at Hearings

They accompany asylum seekers to hearings, DIMIA interviews, hospital appointments, and other occasions likely to be stressful
Contact Margaret Howes 03 9380 5892 or 0400 812 183


Trauma Services


The Victorian Foundation For Survivors Of Torture Inc

5 Osborne Avenue


ph: (03) 9546-5255



The Victorian Foundation For Survivors Of Torture Inc

35 Poplar Road (House 23)


ph: (03) 9388-0022


Sttars Survivors Of Torture & Trauma Assistance & Rehabilitation

12 Hawker Street


ph: (08) 8346-5433

fax: (08) 8346-5755


Asetts (Association For Services To Torture & Trauma Survivors)

80 Barrack Street


ph: (08) 9325-6272