Looking for further information on refugee sponsorship/ mentorship?

by | Jan 10, 2022 | Posted to: Uncategorized

For those in Australia wanting to help welcome and support refugees

CRSA works with groups of everyday Australians and community organisations around the country who wish to provide practical welcome and support to refugees settling in Australia. Currently we do this through two main programs, which you can find out about following the links below:

  • Federal government funded ‘Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot’ – a full ‘sponsorship’ type program for refugees resettling in Australia from overseas (see CRISP Information)
  • Our ‘Group Mentorship Program’ – a more ‘light touch’ program that matches trained groups of local volunteers with refugees who are already living in Australia (see GMP Information

If you’re interested in being involved in either of these programs please let us know by completing our Expression of Interest form and by registering to attend a Public Information Session.

For refugees seeking assistance

If you are in Australia: Depending on where you are located, we may be able to match you up with a local mentorship group that can help you find your feet in Australia.  Please complete this ‘Request for Support’ form.

If you are outside of Australia:

Unfortunately we are unable to help arrange sponsors for refugees living outside of Australia at this time. If you know someone in Australia who could possibly sponsor you, you can suggest they consider the  ‘Community Support Program’ (CSP) (see information on the Department of Home Affairs website). Refugees who are registered with the UNHCR may be invited by the Australian government to participate in the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP). For more information  on this program visit  our website.  You will need to be registered with the UNHCR in order to be referred into the CRISP program (see UNCHR contact details).