|about asylum seekers centre|
Established in 1993, the Asylum Seekers Centre of New South Wales (ASC) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-government organisation providing a welcoming environment and front-line support for community-based asylum seekers living in greater metropolitan Sydney. Where applicable and feasible, referrals and other supports are provided remotely to community-based asylum seekers living in regional and rural areas of New South Wales.
ASC also pursues social justice for community-based asylum seekers more broadly through systemic advocacy and policy work.
ASC is located in Surry Hills, Sydney, in premises owned and maintained by our core benefactors - the Good Shepherd Sisters.
ASC was the first organisation of its kind to open in Australia.