Information for People Seeking Asylum
Access to Status Resolution Support Service
While most people will have difficulty meeting the criteria for the program, if you can’t work due to caring responsibilities, or health issues you may still be entitled to support. Please contact providers in Victoria to arrange an assessment:
Call the intake worker directly on (03) 9926 4776.
- Life Without Barriers
Dandenong Office: Email VicNISSallocationsSouthEast(at)lwb.org.au or phone (03) 8752 8501.
Sunshine and Epping Office: Email VicNISSallocationsNorthWest(at)lwb.org.au or phone (03) 9313 2400.
- For information about how the policy changes may affect you, contact the Refugee Council of Australia.
Programs and services
There are hundreds of programs and services across Australia that provide support to people seeking asylum. These range from legal services, housing, English training, health services and family support.
See the Refugee Council of Australia’s online guide for a range of services available.
Another useful online service guide, particularly for emergency aid, is Ask Izzy.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence supports people seeking asylum.