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Refugees in the Community

 

On this website there are drop-off points where people can deliver music instruments destined for asylum seekers and refugees incarcerated in detention centres. The list can be found under Drop Off Points.

Unfortunately when a refugee is released from detention, he or she could still be traumatised and have enormous stress as part of their persona. Listed below are various caring organisation where all refugees can obtain assistance. Also listed are organisations where members of the public can offer their assistance to these unfortunate human beings. Music instruments and other items would be most appreciated - they can be delivered directly to these safe havens.

Please note that it would be best if you were to refer to the websites of these organisations, and also phone them, before embarking on any mission of assistance. It is not a good idea to just arrive without first checking what is needed and what times they are able to receive donations.

Finally, we have also listed a variety of other useful links where interesting information about refugees can be obtained.

Meanwhile if you know of any child or adult, refugee or non-refugee, who is having problems coping, print our "Who Am I?" sheet and give it to them. It has proven to be very popular for everyone at Villawood Detention Centre. “Who Am I?

NEW SOUTH WALES


Sydney

SSI - Settlement Services International
www.ssi.org.au
Level 2, 158 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
And 4/10 Newton Street, Auburn
TEL: (02) 8799-6799
info@ssi.org.au

STARTTS - Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma
www.startts.org.au
152 - 168 The Horsley Drive, Carramar
TEL: (02) 9794-1900
startts@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

SydWest Multicultural Services
www.sydwestmsi.org.au
Level 2, 125 Main Street, Blacktown
TEL: (02) 9621-6633
info@sydwestmsi.org.au

Asylum Seekers Centre
www.asylumseekerscentre.org.au
43 Bedford Street, Newtown
TEL: (02) 9078-1900
admin@asylumseekerscentre.org.au

Life Without Barriers
www.lwb.org.au
Level 2, 81 Railway Street, Rockdale
ALSO: Level 1, 30 Cowper Street, Parramatta
TEL: (02) 9508-4000
teegan.samuels@lwb.org.au

Community Migrant Resource Centre
www.cmrc.com.au
Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta
TEL: (02) 9687-9901
csdo@cmrc.com.au

Metro MRC
Level 2, 59-63 Evaline Street, Campsie
TEL: (02) 9789-3744
metromrc@metromrc.org.au
Other MRC Offices:
Suite 1, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
TEL: 9798-1700 Metro Assist - Metro Migrant Resource Centre MRC
www.metromrc.org.au
Head Office:
136 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
TEL: (02) 8594-0300
43 Simmat Avenue, Condell Park
TEL: 9790-1766

House of Welcome
www.houseofwelcome.com.au
140 Wattle Avenue, Carramar
(02) 9727-9290
volunteercoordinator@houseofwelcome.com.au

CRC - Community Relations Commission
www.crc.nsw.gov.au
44 - 50 Sixth Avenue, Campsie
TEL: (02) 8789-4587

Nepean Multicultural Access (NMA)
www.nma.org.au
TEL: (02) 9833-2416
Contact: Laura Sardo
c/o St Marys Community Centre, Bldg 5, 29 Swanston Street, St Marys
E: laura@nma.org.au
PO Box 92, ST MARYS 1790
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Blue Mountains Refugee Support
www.bmrsg.org.au
TEL: (02) 4782-7866
George Winston
admin@bmrsg.org.au

Stand Up - Jewish Social Justice Group
www.standup.org.au
Suite 602, 180 Ocean Street, Edgecliff
TEL: 0424-676-766
info@standup.org.au

Together for Humanity
www.togetherforhumanity.org.au
3B Smalls Road, Ryde
TEL: 0423-981-368
Zalman Kastel
info@togetherforhumanity.org.au

Refugee Council of Australia
www.refugeecouncil.org.au
Suite 4A6, 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
TEL: (02) 9211-9333
policy@refugeecouncil.org.au

CHILOUT
www.chilout.org
TEL: 0487-577-034
team@chilout.org

SCOA - Settlement Council of Australia
www.scoa.org.au
Suite 333 - 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
TEL: (02) 8065-5225
mso@scoa.org.au

Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org.au
Suite 302 - 418a Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills
TEL: (02) 8202-9100
nsw@savethechildren.org.au

No Bubs Behind Bars
www.nobubsbehindbars.com
hello@nobubsbehindbars.com

Joining The Dots
www.joiningthedots.org
2B/375 King Street, Newtown
TEL: 0434-881-994
admin@joiningthedots.org

JRS - Jesuit Refugee Service
www.jrs.org.au
24 Roslyn Street, Kings Cross
TEL: (02) 9356-3888
jrsinfo@jrs.org.au

Kids Giving Back
www.kidsgivingback.org
Sydney
TEL: 0403-072-957
ruth@kidsgivingback.org

People Just Like Us
https://www.facebook.com/PeopleJustLikeUs?fref=nf
PO Box 1475, Marrickville, NSW 1475
jason@peoplejustlikeus.net

Navitas - Learning Colleges for Refugees
www.navitas-english.com.au
3 Mary Street, Auburn
TEL: (02) 9749-3300
Auburn@navitas-english.com.au

Our Big Kitchen
www.obk.org.au
36 Flood Street, Bondi
TEL: (02) 8084-2729
info@obk.org.au

Edmund Rice Centre - Resource and Advocacy
www.erc.org.au
P O Box 2219, Homebush West NSW 2140
TEL: (02) 8762-4200
erc@erc.org.au

AfricanOz
www.africanoz.com
PO Box 388, Stanhope Gardens, NSW 2768
TEL: 0414-790-766
mail@africanoz.com

Doctors for Refugees
www.doctors4refugees.org
Barri Phatarfod
doctors4refugees@gmail.com

Australian Human Rights Commission
www.unhcr.org.au
www.humanrights.gov.au
Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney
TEL: 1300-369-711 & (02) 6281-9100
aulca@unhcr.org

Bridge For Asylum Seekers Foundation
www.asylumseekersfoundation.com
Five Dock
TEL: 0418-261-160
Virginia Walker
asylumseekersfoundation@bigpond.com

Refugee Action Coalition
www.refugeeaction.org.au
TEL: 0417-275-713
Ian Rintoul
rintoulian10@gmail.com

NSW Council for Civil Liberties
www.nswccl.org.au
www.nswccl.org.au/asylum_seekers
PO Box A1386, Sydney South - NSW 1235
TEL: (02) 8090-2952
office@nswccl.org.au

Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association
www.speakout.org.au
47 Albion Street, Harris Park
TEL: (02) 9635-8022
women@speakout.org.au

AFFMA - Association of Fee Free Migration Agents
www.feefreemigrationsagents.org.au
Level 1, 324a King Street, Newtown
TEL: (02) 9519-4400
info@affma.org.au

Department of Immigration and Border Protection - News Releases
Website: www.newsroom.immi.gov.au/releases

Interesting book: "The People Smuggler" by Robin de Crespigny
Website: www.thepeoplesmuggler.com


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NSW COUNTRY

Newcastle / Broadmeadow / Mayfield / Charlestown:

Hunter African Communities Council
www.africancouncil.org.au
Broadmeadow
PO Box 7, Hamilton NSW 2303
TEL: 0409-153-912 Shakila Kader
skader@africancouncil.org.au

Josephite Refugee Support Network
www.penolahouse.org.au
Penola House, 3 Wilson Street, Mayfield West
TEL: (02) 4979-1371 or 0419-224-505 or 0431-105-383

Life Without Barriers
www.lwb.org.au
National Office, 352 King Street, Newcastle
TEL: (02) 4033-4500

Charlestown:
Charlestown Uniting Church Centre
PO Box 449, Charlestown 2290
Contact: (02) 4943-4019 Jenny Cummings

Salvos Legal Migration Service
www.salvoslegal.com.au
Level 2, 169 King Street, Newcastle West
TEL: (02) 8202-1555
enquiries@salvoslegal.com.au

Coffs Harbour:
Sanctuary Australia Foundation
www.sanctuaryaustraliafoundation.org.au
1/19 Park Avenue, Coffs Harbour
TEL: (02) 6652-2127 Mark

Lithgow:
LINC - Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre
www.linc.org.au
1 Padley Street, Lithgow
TEL: (02) 9352-2077
linc@linc.org.au

Bathurst:
BINC - Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre
www.binc.org.au
96 Russell Street, Bathurst
TEL: (02) 6332-4866
binc@binc.org.au

Dubbo:
DNC – Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre
www.dnc.org.au
1/80 Gipps Street, Dubbo
TEL: (02) 6882-8625 and (02) 6882-2100
info@dnc.org.au

Orange:
Orange Migrant and Refugee Program
Orange
TEL: (02) 6393-8600
cic@orange.nsw.gov.au

Tamworth:
Northern Settlement Services
10/56 Dowe Street, Tamworth
TEL: (02) 6766-5070
Amalin Sundaravej
nsstam@nsservices.com.au

Lismore / Ballina:
North Coast Settlement Services
TEL: 0435-659-829
Leandro Mendes
leandro@vinnieslismore.org

Wagga Wagga:
Wagga African Association
11 Pratt Street, Mount Austin
TEL: 0423-731-011 or (02) 6925-6968
Frank Newah-Jarfoi

Wollongong: Illawarra Multi Services
www.ims.org.au
17 Auburn Street, Wollongong
(02) 4229-6855 0409-717-877
Mohan Gunasekara mgunasekara@ims.org.au

SCARF - Stragic Community Assistance to Refugee Families
www.scarf1.org.au
Shop 11, Piccadilly Centre, 341 Crown Street, Wollongong
(02) 4227-1600
scarf1@optusnet.com.au

Albury / Wodonga:
Albury-Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau
www.vrb.org.au
TEL: (02) 6021-0990 or (02) 6021-3808
Unit 2, 432 Townsend Street, Albury
volunteercentre@vrb.org.au



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QUEENSLAND

Brisbane

BRASS - Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Network
www.brassnetwork.org
Brisbane
sue@brassnetwork.org

FHEAL - Friends of HEAL Foundation
www.fheal.com.au
Yeronga
TEL: 0413-627-826
admin@fheal.com.au

Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org
28 Beesley Street, West End
TEL: (07) 3844-2699
scfq@scfq.org.au

MCS Romero Centre
www.mercycs.org.au
20 Dutton Street, Dutton Park
TEL: (07) 3013-0100
romero.admin@mercycs.org.au
Caboollture: (07) 5490-8000
caboolture.admin@mercycs.org.au

Salvos Legal Migration Service
www.salvoslegal.com.au
27 Smiths Road, Goodna
TEL: (07) 3280-8860
enquiries@salvoslegal.com.au


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QUEENSLAND COUNTRY

Cairns:
Centre Care Migrant Services
1st Floor, Virginia House, 68 Abbott Street, Cairns
TEL: (07) 4041-7699 or (07) 4044-0130
migrantservices@centacarecairns.org

Sunshine Coast:
Buddies Supporting refugees
www.refugeebuddies.org.au
Sunshine Coast
TEL: (07) 5448-3578 or (07) 5494-2240
johnrbrinnand@gmail.com

Townsville:
Townsville Multicural Support Group
www.tmsg.org.au
63 Ross River Road, Mundingburra
TEL: (07) 4775-1588
admin@tmsg.org.au



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VICTORIA

Melbourne

Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org.au
Level 6 - 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
And 42 Dight Street, Collingwood
TEL: 1800-760-011
info@savethechildren.org.au

Refugee Council of Australia
www.refugeecouncil.org.au
Level 2 - 313 - 315 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
TEL: (03) 9600-3302
melbourne@refugeecouncil.org.au

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
www.asrc.org.au
214-218 Nicholson Street, Footscray
And 179 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
TEL: (03) 9326-6066
admin@asrc.org.au and dandenong@asrc.org.au

Foundation House - Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture
www.foundationhouse.org.au
4 Gardiner Street, Brunswick
TEL: (03) 9388-0022
info@foundationhouse.org.au

Stand Up - Jewish Social Justice Group
www.standup.org.au
128A Wattletree Road, Malvern
TEL: (03) 9500-2206
info@standup.org.au

Spectrum MRC Support Network
www.spectrumvic.org.au
Level 1, 306-308 Bell Street, Preston
TEL: (03) 9496-0200
preston@spectrumvic.org.au


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VICTORIA COUNTRY

Geelong:
Diversitat Settlement and Community Support
www.diversitat.org.au
Northern Community Hub
153 Pakington St, Geelong West
And 25 - 41 Arunga Avenue, Norlane
TEL: (03) 5221-6044 and (03) 5260-6000/6
maureen.okeeffe@diversitat.org.au

Albury / Wodonga:
Albury-Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau
www.vrb.org.au
TEL: (02) 6021-0990 or (02) 6021-3808
Unit 2, 432 Townsend Street, Albury
volunteercentre@vrb.org.au

Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group
Albury / Wodonga
TEL: 0407-268-121
Penny Vine: pcvine46@gmail.com

Mildura:
SGP - Settlement Grants Program
SMECC - Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council
38 - 40 Madden Avenue, Mildura
TEL: (03) 5022-1006
Bish Zahinda 0432-474-522
sgp@smecc.org.au


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A.C.T.
Canberra
Save the Children
www.savedthechildren.org
Unit 2/42 Geils Court, Deakin
TEL: (02) 6285-1045

Companion House www.companionhouse.org.au
41 Templeton Street, Cook
TEL: 6251-4550
info@companionhouse.org.au

Red Cross
www.redcross.org.au
5 Dann Close, Garran
TEL: 6234-7679
actinfo@redcross.org.au


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide

Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org.au
14 Conyngham Street, Glenside
TEL: (08) 8338-1777
scasainfo@savethechildren.org.au

Welcome to Australia
www.welcometoaustralia.org.au
100 Drayton Street, Bowden
welcome@welcometoaustralia.org.au

Justice Net Migration Services
www.justicenet.org.au
Ligertwood Building
University of Adelaide
TEL: (08) 8313-5005
admin@justicenet.org.au


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TASMANIA

Hobart / Launceston
Migrant Resource Centre
www.mrchobart.org.au
49 Molle Street, Hobart
And Level 2, 116 Bathurst Street, Hobart
TEL: (03) 6234-9138 and (03) 6221-0999
reception@mrchobart.org.au

Migrant Resource Centre
www.mrcltn.org.au
(03) 6332-2211
95-99 Cameron Street, Launceston
Kerry.clough@mrcltn.org.au


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WEST AUSTRALIA

Perth

Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
www.mmrcwa.org.au
2/17 Chesterfield Road, Mirrabooka
TEL: (08) 9345 5755 and 9344-6788
Isabella.mandungu@mmrcwa.org.au

CARAD - Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and detainees
www.carad.org.au
245 Stirling Street, Perth 6000
TEL: (08) 9227-7322

Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org
1074 Hay Street, West Perth
TEL: (08) 9267-3900
Email: scawainfo@savethechildren.org.au

CASE for Refugees – Support Service
The Humanitarian Group
www.caseforrefugees.org.au
16b Sunbury Road, Victoria Park
(08) 9227-7311
admin@caseforrefugees.org.au


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WEST AUSTRALIA COUNTRY

Bunbury:
Bunbury Multicultural Group
sabrinahaines@gmail.com
TEL: 0429-315-931


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NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin

NIghtcliff Uniting Church
21 Cummins Street, Nightcliff
TEL: 0421-378-907
basil.schild@ns.uca.org.au

Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory
www.mcnt.org.au
Shop 15, Malak Shopping Centre, Malak Place, Darwin
TEL: (08) 8945-9122
families@mcnt.org.au

Melaleuca Refugee Centre
24 McLachlan Street, Darwin
www.melaleuca.org.au
(08) 8985-3311
admin@melaleuca.org.au

DASSAN - Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network
http://dassan.weebly.com
dassan2011@gmail.com

Save the Children
www.savethechildren.org.au
55 Hudson Fysh Avenue, Ludmilla
TEL: (08) 8946-0400


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NEW ZEALAND

Multicural Services Centre
www.msc.wellington.net.nz
Level 1, 39 Webb Street, Wellington
TEL: 04-805-0361 or 384-3698
multicultural@xtra.co.nz

ARCC - Auckland Refugee Community Coalition
www.aucklandrefugee.org.nz
766 Sandringham Road Extension
Mt Roskill, Auckland
TEL: + 64-9-629-3505 and + 64-21-1179-648
aucklarefugeecoalition@hotmail.com

Auckland Refugee Council
www.aucklandrefugeecouncil.org
Auckland
TEL: 649-378-7434
arci.refugee@xtra.co.nz






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