Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group was founded in 2001, twenty years ago. We are a group of ordinary Australians who remain united by the vision of a compassionate Australia where people seeking refuge and asylum are treated with justice and compassion. We are all volunteers. BMRSG has no particular religious or political affiliation except a commitment to common decency.
Christmas presents to refugee children
Spent on rental assistance
CV’s and job applications
Amazingly it’s the seventh year of the Youth Shoebox Project. With schools under pressure and an increased demand for our new Afghan arrivals, we need more help than usual.
Due to COVID many refugees have lost their casual jobs. In 2021 we spent $209 000 on refugee support mostly on rent relief and food assistance.
Click for information on Student Video and Poster Competition 2022
First Prize winner; Aimee Maric from Kindlehill High School
Joint Second Prize winner; Alice Van, Claire Wren, Rachel Kors from Smith’s Hill High School
Joint Second Prize winner; Oscar Finley and Matthew Zielinski from Smith’s Hill High School