In May 2023, RCOA made a submission to the Department of Home Affair’s consultation on the Refugee and Humanitarian Program. Having provided detailed feedback to the Australian Government on directions for the...
The usual way of seeking protection is to come to a country and ask for protection. This is commonly called ‘seeking asylum’. In Australia, ‘seeking asylum’ is often seen as being the ‘wrong’ way to come. In fact, seeking asylum is the way most people get protection in the world, and is the way that is protected by the Refugee Convention.
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Other reports on asylum
Books and other resources on asylum
A Joyful Life: One Woman’s Story of Triumph Over Trauma to Build a Life of Hope and Gratitude
A Joyful Life is the astonishing memoir of Rosemary Kariuki, one of Australia's most beloved Local Heroes.
Creating spaces of wellbeing and belonging for refugee and asylum-seeker students: Skills and strategies for classroom teachers
This book outlines the ways educators can support positive educational and social outcomes for the most vulnerable children in their communities.
Creating Spaces of Wellbeing and Belonging for Refugee and Asylum-Seeker Students: Skills and Strategies for School Leaders
This practical resource for principals and school leaders provides guidance on how to develop schools into places of belonging for all children, especially children of refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds.
Creating a Sense of Belonging for Immigrant and Refugee Students Strategies for K-12 Educators
This book, written by four award-winning teachers, offers compelling stories and practical applications to help you reach your students in the classroom and beyond.
Perspectives on Transitions in Refugee Education Ruptures, Passages, and Re-Orientations
This book covers various aspects of refugee transitions and their intersections with educational experiences.
Understanding and Supporting Refugee Children and Young People: A Practical Resource for Teachers, Parents and Carers of Those Exposed to the Trauma of War
This book is a resource for those parents and professionals seeking to support children through the trauma of war and conflict.
Factsheets for people seeking asylum
Information for lawyers
This page provides information for lawyers who are working in refugee law.
COVID-19 information for refugees and people seeking asylum
This page provides links to useful resources for refugees or people seeking asylum about the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and how it might affect them.
Scholarships for people seeking asylum and refugees
This page provides links to universities that offer scholarships to people seeking asylum or refugees on temporary protection visas.
Information about temporary protection visas (TPVs) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs)
Start here to read our guide to information about temporary protection visas, including Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs).
Tell me more: questions and answers about changes to SRSS
This answers common questions about the changes to the income supports, under the SRSS (Status Resolution Support Program), that people seeking asylum face.
Services for refugees or people seeking asylum in western Melbourne
Find a place that can help refugees or people seeking asylum in western Melbourne.