• Refugee Support Booklet: Compiled by Circle of Friends Australia it contains resources to support asylum seekers and refugees living in South Australia.

Other resources:

These organisations all continue to play a vital role to help navigate the way for asylum seekers and refugees to be welcomed and become settled in Australia. Many of them are pleased to work with volunteers, advocates and supporters. Find out more from their websites:

  • Adelaide Refugee Support Facebook Group – place for people to list items for donation to refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Australian Refugee Association (ARA) – offers a broad range of assistance to help refugees settle in Australia
  • Australia Refugee Action Network (ARAN) – national alliance of refugee action and advocacy groups which call for Australia to uphold its obligations under international human rights law, with regard to people seeking asylum.
  • Australian Migrant Resource Centre  – supports settlement and participation of new arrivals
  • Community Refugee Sponsorship Program – works with the Federal Government and AMES settlement services to to provide assistance to newly arrived refugees. Community Refugee Sponsorship Program provides training and a framework for volunteers to mentor the newly arrived refugees.
  • Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education – advocates on behalf of refugees and people seeking asylum and runs public education events.
  • ​End Children Detention Coalition– for  information on what is happening to children inside Australian immigration detention centres
  • Get Up – a community advocacy organisation that includes letter writing to asylum seekers
  • Jesuit Refugee Service Australia – accompanies, serves and advocates on behalf of refugees to ensure their human rights
  • Justice for Refugees SA – advocates, lobbies and builds community support for the just and humane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees by any Australian Government.
  • JusticeNet SA – Independent, not-for-profit legal service that provides free legal help to individuals and charitable organisations in South Australia
  • Parenting SA – Parent Easy Guides provide information about raising children from birth to 18 years. A number of these guides have been translated into other languages (Arabic, Dari, Dinka, French, Swahili and Uyghur). All guides are available free of cost in South Australia – download order form here.
  • Refugee Advocacy Service SA (RASSA) – pro bono migration assistance to asylum seekers, in South Australia, who are eligible to apply for a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) under the Federal Government’s “fast track” process. The only Community Legal Centre in South Australia providing this type of assistance.
  • Refugee and Immigration Legal Service – Free legal service for asylum seekers and refugees up in the resources page of the website?
  • Refugee Council of Australia (ROCA) -National umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has more than 200 organisational and over 900 individual members including Circle of Friends Australia. RCOA’s own work is centred around five key areas: policy, support for refugees, support for its members, community education and administration.
  • Rural Australians for Refugees
  • STTARS (Survivors of Torture & Trauma Assistance & Rehabilitation Service) – provides counselling, information, support and advocacy
  • St Vincent de Paul Society – assistance provided to migrants and refugees
  • The Australian Red Cross – asylum seeker and refugee support programs
  • The Welcome Centre – encourages a culture of welcome to our nation
  • Thrive Refugee Enterprise – provides business and financial support for refugees, to help them start and grow viable new businesses.
  • Writing Through Fences – a space for the voices of writers, artists and commentators who are seeking asylum, or have sought asylum in Australia. Contains articles, creative writing, visual arts, music recordings, information about activities, reviews and news.