You can help

All financial donations go towards practical support of asylum seekers or those who have recently received refugee status.
Financial donations over $2 are tax deductible.

4 ways to pay:

Direct transfer (no fees)

BASP Trust

BSB: 083 004 

Account: 56 924 6603
Include YOUR LAST NAME as reference.

Please email us and include your name and donation amount so we can send you a receipt


Payable to BASP Trust

Mail to: 
BASP, 54 Beaconsfield Pde
Albert Park, VIC 3206

Please include your name and email address so we can send a receipt.

Credit Card

Call (03) 9696 2107 with your credit card details and amount you wish to donate.

Donations are not always about money

  • Housing We are very keen to hear from anyone with a spare room or other generous housing options.
  • Jobs wanted Assistance with jobs through your contacts – full-time, part-time or casual.
  • Groceries Food items such as eggs, sugar, flour, cooking oil. Cans of tomatoes, fruit, tuna, red kidney beans, corn & peas. Long life milk, tea and coffee, cheese biscuits, noodles, honey, dates, salt & pepper and spices – coriander, ginger & cinnamon. Shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream & toothpaste. Cleaning items such as washing powder, dishwashing & other cleaning detergents and gladwrap, tinfoil and pegs. Disposable nappies, of all sizes and wipes are also required, as many families have young children.
  • Furniture and household items When demand and storage allows, we require beds, microwaves, refrigerators, washing machines, kitchen pots, pans and utensils, laptops and LED/LCD TVs.
  • Gift vouchers These allow people some independence to buy things they really want and need from major stores such as Coles, Woolworths, Big W and Kmart.
  • Travel and phone cards MYKI or mobile phone credit are essential for functioning in the community.

Please email us and include your name and donation amount so we can send you a receipt


What you can do

  • Offer support and friendship – in people’s homes and in the community
  • Collect or deliver gifts of food and material aid
  • Help with housing applications and inspections
  • Offer accommodation – short or long term
  • Give support after release from detention
  • Transport to activities or appointments – occasional or regular
BASP advocacy for refugees


Keep up to date with what is happening. Read the news we have from direct contact with asylum seekers and sign up to receive our BASP newsletter. Write to your local member of Parliament (or call in and see them) and ask for a more humane approach to asylum seekers.  Here are some letter writing suggestions to get you started.

BASP volunteer opportunities English teaching

Friendship through teaching English

Volunteer for our Friendship through teaching English program, providing friendship and support to an asylum seeker family along with personalised assistance in everyday English. Help families settle in their Australian community by exploring local facilities and services together. Volunteers visit an assigned family once a week to offer friendship and support.

Volunteer now!

We need people with a broad range of expertise to help us across a variety of tasks. Let us know your skills and availability by completing our online Volunteer Application Form or download to complete later.

Download our Volunteer Role Statement here.

Volunteer for BASP