Asylum Seekers

Information & Resources

Australian Human Rights Commission –  Click Here – Guide to asylum seekers and refugees

Data
Find out how many asylum seekers on Bridging Visa E are in your local area
This data is broken up into LGAs, suburb, age, gender, birthplace and sex. Compiled by City of Greater Dandenong.
Asylum seekers March 2018

Support Services
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Support asylum seekers in the community with material aid, legal advice and advocacy
Located at 218 Nicholson St, Footscray | P: 9366 6066

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Catering Program.
A social enterprise supporting asylum seekers in the community

Asylum Seeker Vocational and Educational Program – ASRC 
The Asylum Seeker Vocational Education Training (ASVET) program is a Victorian State Government funded initiative to support up to 3000 people seeking asylum and refugees to gain access to Government-subsidised VET courses until June 2018.

Community Development Project example 
North Melbourne Language and Learning – Everybody’s Business
The Everybody’s Business project offers refugee, asylum seeker and migrant background women the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to start a microbusiness in Australia. The program provides pre-accredited training and mentoring to assist women to utilise their existing knowledge and skills and develop / refine a microbusiness plan.
More info on the project Click Here