Below is a list of organisations, government, non government, advocacy groups and non for profits which provide resources, practical information and help in emergencies. While some operate across Australia the focus is on what is available across the greater Sydney area.
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Background to Afghan migration to Australia, community in NSW, culture, resources, community organisations and references.
ASRC has made the following videos to outline the recent changes in the law that impacts asylum seekers
This information is valuable for asylum seekers who’ve come by boat to Australia and anyone working with or supporting asylum seekers.
Click on the appropriate language link below:
Mangai Resource: A manual written for Tamil refugees and asylum seekers
Archana Sudhir, Jasmin James, Michelle Gaymer, Elisha Bae and Neha Malla are occupational therapy students at the University of Sydney. They have produced a resource for Tamil refugees and asylum seekers which facilitates the use of transport, banking, post office and health services. It is written in the Tamil language.
Refugee Council of Australia, https://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/
The Refugee Council of Australia has information on advocacy, campaigns and legal issues. It also provides a wide range of fact sheets on visas, housing and education.
Settlement Services International (SSI) supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential.
Community organisations offering practical help
The Asylum Seekers Centre provides practical and personal support for people seeking asylum living in the community.
Financial help and advice/payments
Medicare and general/mental health
Services Australia delivers payments and services, including Medicare and Centrelink
This website includes Federal Government advice and support for refugees, including learning English, grants and some work information:
This portal provides information to help all migrants living in NSW. It has links to useful organisations, websites and resources, including housing, education, employment, emergency services, transport, language, law and humanitarian services.