Get Help

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.

If you find links which do not work or information which is no longer applicable contact us at

COVID-19 Information for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

This page from Refugee Council of Australia (RACOA) provides COVID-19 information for refugees and people seeking asylum about this crisis and the help you can get. They will update this page on an ongoing basis.

Download:  COVID-19 Information

Support for refugees and asylum-seekers

Umbrella organisations

Refugee Council of Australia,

Refugee Council of Australia

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. 


SSI  supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential.


Community organisations offering practical help


Help for people recently released from detention

Two agencies are able to assist people recently released with Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS). These agencies will assess the asylum seeker and provide a caseworker to assist them. 




COVID-19 Information


Education/English classes


Emergency food




Financial help and advice/payments


Language services




Medicare and general/mental health






Visa information


Federal Government

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:


NSW Government 

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.

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