People who are in Australia can apply for refugee status under Australia’s onshore protection program.
There is one visa available for onshore applicants the Protection Visa subclass 866 which is designed for people who are refugees as defined by the 1951 refugee convention.
Companion House services:
Asylum seekers living in the community in the ACT can access all Companion House services:
- Counselling / Advocacy
- Community Development
- Complementary Therapy
- Immigration Advice
If you are an asylum seeker living in the ACT and would like to access these services please call us on 62514550 or email us via Contact Us and mark it Attn Reception.
Other helpful services:
Life Without Barriers facilitates the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program and may be able to provide support and assistance to asylum seekers in the ACT and region.
For more information visit: Life Without Barriers
Other information about services also available at:
Volunteer goups in the ACT that may also be able to provide practical support and advocacy for asylum seekers include:
How to find us
DirectionsBy Bus from Belconnen: Bus Route 32 leaves from Cohen St Interchange Platform 2, Westfield Bus Station Platform 1 and Belconnen Interchange Platform 3. Tell the driver you want to get off at Cook Community Hub near Cook Shops. By Bus from Civic: Bus Route 32 leaves from City Interchange Platform 12: Tell the driver you want to get off at Cook Community Hub near Cook Shops. By Car: Come to Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St Cook – free parking is available. Our main entrance is in from the end of the building closest to Cook Shops.
Contact Us61 2 6251 4550
41 Templeton St Cook ACT 2614 Australia