Community Proposal Pilot 

The Community Proposal Pilot is a national trial by the Australian Government to enable communities to assist people to resettle in Australia under its Humanitarian Program. On July 1 2017 it is replaced by the Community Support Programme.

The Community Proposal Pilot has provided an additional settlement pathway for people in humanitarian situations overseas, who had strong community ties and capacity in Australia. The Brotherhood of St Laurence has been proud to assist 450 people over four years to settle in Australia and reunite with their families. During the trial, Approved Proposing Organisations such as the Brotherhood have worked with communities to identify people to propose for settlement in Australia, supporting their application for a Refugee and Humanitarian (Class XB) visa. For successful applicants, settlement support has been provided to help them adjust to life in Australia. Community Support Programme.

From 1st July 2017, the government will replace the Community Proposal Pilot with the recently announced Community Support Programme (CSP). No further CPP applications can be lodged from this point.

The CSP will enable communities and businesses, as well as families and individuals, to propose humanitarian visa applicants and support new humanitarian arrivals in their settlement journey.

What will happen to current CPP cases that are still being processed?

All current CPP applications will be processed and finally determined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and will not be affected by the change to the CSP.

Current APOs will still play their roles in overseeing the processing of all on-hand CPP cases and the subsequent settlement of arrivals through the CPP.

How do I learn more about the new CSP?

Keep monitoring the DIBP website for further details on the new program as they are announced. This website will always have the most up to date information, so please check there before you call the Brotherhood.


Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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Multicultural Communities Team
Epping Community Services Hub
713 High Street, Epping, Victoria 3076
Phone: (03) 9422 5650
Email: mct(at)

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