The following services may assist you while you are applying for refugee status in Australia:

General welfare organisations: These organisations may be able to help you with financial assistance, access to doctors, English classes, accommodation, job placements, computing classes, social outings as well as other services. Call these organisations to see if they can help you and make an appointment.

 

Asylum Seekers Centre 43 Bedford St               Newtown NSW 2042 Ph: 9078 1900
Fax: 9078 1999
The House of Welcome 140 Wattle Avenue
Carramar NSW 2163
Ph: 9727 9290
Fax: 9724 6101
NSW Refugee Health Service Suite 5, Level 2
157-161 George St
Liverpool NSW 2170
Ph: 8778 0770
Fax: 8778 0790
Australian Red Cross St Andrews House,
Level 3, 464 Kent St, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Ph: 9229 4111

 

Counselling and psychological assistance: These organisations may be able to make an appointment for you to talk to a counsellor or psychologist. Call them to make an appointment.

Service for the Treatment of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) Head Office 152–168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163
Phone: (02) 9794 1900
Fax: (02) 9794 1910
STARTTS Auburn 1st Floor, 44 – 50 Auburn Road
Auburn NSW 2144
Phone: (02) 9646 6666
Fax: (02) 9646 6610
STARTTS Liverpool 3rd Floor, 157 – 161 George StreetLiverpool NSW 2170 Phone: (02) 8778 2000
Fax: (02) 8778 2020
STARTTS Blacktown Suite 2, Ground Floor,
85 Flushcombe Rd
Blacktown NSW 2148
Phone: (02) 9854 7300

 

Transcultural Mental Health Centre
Clinical Services Figtree Cottage
Cumberland Hospital
North Parramatta, NSW 2151
Ph: 9840 3899
Freecall: 1800 648 911
Fax: 9840 4180

 

For information on the variety of services available to refugees who already hold a Permanent or Temporary Protection Visa, there is a pamphlet available from the Community Relations.