Welcome to the Asylum Circle website

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

Who we are

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

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 with a project co-ordinatorand a case manager between Romero Centre and Asylum Circle. This position is funded for 12 months by CRAQ.

Asha’s Story

Immigration legal support is the difference between staying and going.

In Queensland there are over 2,000 people seeking asylum living in our communities on bridging visas.

They need to engage in the legal process of applying for a temporary protection visa.

These people are waiting with quiet dignity to have their claims heard. The majority of people are relying on pro bono lawyers and community legal services.

It is a matter of urgency that applications are completed in the given time frame. This is their only opportunity to secure temporary protection.

You can transform the life of another human being by giving them the gift of access to an immigration lawyer.

Recent News

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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We need a hand fundraising for Bardon Units

We need a hand fundraising for Bardon Units

May 30, 2018

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, accomodation and more while they live in our community and look for paid work.

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African and Sri Lankan Community dinners

African and Sri Lankan Community dinners

May 30, 2018

With such diverse cultures living in our transitional accommodation we have been able to host 2 community dinners showcasing food from Africa and Sri Lanka. Both events have been outstanding successes.

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Current Projects

Asylum Circle Consortium Emergency Relief Program

Funding is now available for those who live in Queensland, arrived by boat (referred to as the legacy caseload), have been invited by the Minister to apply for a temporary protection visa and have insecure or no income due to their visa status.

Development of Logan Asylum Support Group

A significant number of people seeking asylum live in the Logan area. An increasing number of them have had their income cut off due to a change in immigration policies.

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.