Welcome to the Asylum Circle website

Asylum Circle is a collaborative project in Queensland that contributes to the support of people seeking asylum, and operates within Communify Qld.

Who we are

Asylum Circle enhances pathways for ongoing coordinated support for people seeking asylum. We facilitate projects and assist with funding with the aim of improving services for people seeking asylum.

Working for change

Our intention is that the resources and expertise of NGOs, church groups, mosques, community volunteers and businesses are utilised more efficiently through a collaborative effort.

How We Help

Asylum Circle is focused on projects that enable better service delivery and will assist with referrals to other organisations for community advocacy and education.

Our People

Asylum Circle has a project office hosting the Asylum Circle Sector Development Coordinator, Anne Hilton and Communify’s Multicultural Development Manager, Mandy Cox.

Recent News

“I choose humane” – Sign the pledge now!

“I choose humane” – Sign the pledge now!

April 9, 2019

Another weekend has passed and Scott Morrison has still not announced when Australians will go to the polls for the Federal election. Today The Refugee Council are launching the Choose Humane Federal election campaign, which lays out a comprehensive vision of what refugee policy can look like.

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Ashgrove lends a hand

Ashgrove lends a hand

May 30, 2018

WHEN word got out that Iranian asylum seeker Pouya needed work, Ashgrove business owner Jennie Elston got to work. Ms Elston gathered support from 20 friends and neighbours who each committed to offering Pouya two hours’ work a week.

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Current Projects

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance (ASRA) Program

The Queensland Government has provided total funding of $3.568M to Communify Queensland to lead a collaboration of 7 agencies to support people seeking asylum in Queensland.

Transitional Housing Project

Asylum Circle in partnership with State Government are managing transitional accommodation for single men seeking asylum experiencing financial hardship due of their visa status and current immigration policies.

Fundraising for Bardon Units

Help us to help people who are seeking asylum right here in Bardon. Asylum circle is committed to supporting 15 asylum seeking people with food, go cards, accommodation and more while they live in our community and look for paid work.

Sector Collaboration – Emergency Relief for People Seeking Asylum with No Income

Asylum Circle facilitates monthly stakeholder meetings for those working in the asylum seeker sector with the purpose of ensuring the most vulnerable people seeking asylum are supported.