Every person, irrespective of age, race, gender or religion has the right to live safely, free from persecution. When applying to Australia for protection, asylum seekers should be treated with
dignity and respect and their claims should be processed with expediency.

The Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP) is a Melbourne-based initiative of the Brigidine Sisters which aims to:

• Provide hospitality and practical support for asylum seekers;
• Actively network with like-minded individuals and groups who are working for justice for asylum seekers;
• Promote advocacy for the rights of asylum seekers;
• Engage in education about asylum seekers’ issues.

The Project works with, and for, asylum seekers both in detention and in the community. Concerned and compassionate women and men across cultures and generations contribute to the work of the Project.

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Help BASP raise funds for housing

Family Support through English Teaching

We are looking for volunteers!

BASP is running a volunteer program to provide English lessons to asylum seekers in the community. Click here to learn more about the program and how you can volunteer.

Getting Involved

You can get involved through volunteering and donations and by staying informed.

As always, if you have any questions you would like answered, please post them to the site – we’ll do what we can to research and answer them for you.