Uniting Victoria and Tasmania - Volunteer Hub

Asylum seeker and refugee support

Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre is a community centre that offers a safe and welcoming space for people seeking asylum in Melbourne.
We empower and resource people to act on their own behalf and maintain a secure and consistent environment, as this forms the basis for providing people with a sense of safety and belonging.
Programs include ICT Literacy clases, English and creative art classes. Community meals are provided three times a week and the food is prepared by people seeking asylum which provides an opportunity for everyone to share in different cultural cuisine, cook with others, and contribute to their new community.
The centre runs social activities including trips to the beach, cinema, zoo, parks and the aquarium among other things.

The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre is located at 212 Sydney Road Brunswick. 


The Asylum Seeker Project

The Asylum Seeker Project supports the most vulnerable people who are seeking asylum in the community. Due to their legal status, many asylum seekers are unable to work, or access any forms of welfare provided by the Australian Government.

The program is unfunded and relies on the generosity of private donors, philanthropic grants and trusts and Church congregations throughout Victoria, who support us through various fundraising activities and volunteer their time and facilities to support local services.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.