There are many organisations in Australia who work tirelessly to raise public awareness and provide support to people seeking asylum. We have listed alphabetically some of the main organisations and their campaigns for you to explore.
Amnesty International Australia
Campaigns for an effective, human rights-based regional framework that addresses the reasons for irregular migration. Aims to make Australians aware of the flaws in the offshore processing policy and take action against it.
Australian Women in Support of Women on Nauru
Recently released a report examining the safety of women detained on Nauru.
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Campaigns to provide lasting and meaningful change by reconstructing community attitudes and policies.
Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project
Aims to provide hospitality and practical support for people seeking asylum, as well as being an advocate.
Campaigns for the immediate release of all children from off-shore and mainland detention centres.
Campaigns to close down the offshore detention centres, immediately release all children from off-shore and mainland detention centres and divest from Broadspectrum - the private company running Australia's detention centres.
Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children
Campaigns for the release of refugee children, their families and unaccompanied minors into the Australian community.
I Came By Boat Campaign
Poster campaign that shows that people seeking asylum are people with courage and humanity who can contribute to Australian society.
Love Makes a Way
This is a movement of Christians seeking an end to Australia’s inhumane policies through prayer and nonviolent action.
Mums 4 Refugees
Provides opportunities for mothers to get involved in community activities and political campaigns supporting refugees and people seeking asylum.
Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)
This is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals supporting refugees. RCOA works with its members in promoting the development of humane, lawful and constructive policies towards refugees and people seeking asylum.
Rural Australians for Refugees
An informal network of regional groups that support and advocate for refugees and people seeking asylum.
Unions for Refugees
Campaigns to end indefinite mandatory detention, close all off-shore processing centres, ensure that people seeking asylum have access to permanent protection and the right to work.
Welcome to Australia
Aims to engage everyday Australians in cultivating a culture of welcome through sharing stories and building relationships with people of differing backgrounds.