Asylum Seekers

Information & Resources

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

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.
IMA & BVE asylum seekers Dec 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