Who we are

The Association is an independent, local community group of people in the Southern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

Our aims

We aim to raise awareness in our local area of the issues faced by asylum-seekers in Australia and its overseas detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

What we do

  • Organise local events, e.g. speakers, films, cultural displays etc to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.
  • Hold monthly meetings.
  • Write letters to politicians
  • Take part in programs that offer practical help for asylum-seekers who live in the community, e.g. with learning English, accessing community support, e.g. medical, legal and other services, and liaison with Government departments.
  • Raise money to provide material support for refugees