Looking for further information on refugee sponsorship in Australia?

by | Jan 10, 2022 | Posted to: Uncategorized

For those in Australia wanting to help welcome and support refugees:

Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA) is an independent Australian charity leading in the establishment of programs that enable community sponsorship of refugees throughout Australia. We believe this approach benefits refugee newcomers and Australian communities alike.

The Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) is a CRSA led program that enables a local group of five or more people to welcome and support a refugee family from their first day in Australia.  We screen and train groups prior to matching them with a refugee household that has been identified as in urgent need of resettlement by the UNHCR.

If you’re interested in being involved in this program please let us know by completing our Expression of Interest form.

Please note if the refugee individual or household you are wanting to sponsor is known to you the current pathway to do this is via the ‘Community Support Program’ (CSP) (see information on the Department of Home Affairs website).

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) matches skilled refugees with companies and businesses in need of their skills. Employers gain valuable talent and displaced people have a chance to rebuild their careers and lives.

TBB works directly with governments to open skilled migration pathways for refugees that benefit individuals, family members, communities, and the economy. CRSA is supporting this work by collaborating with TBB, employers and community members to assist in mobilising groups to provide holistic settlement and integration support to those arriving through this pilot program. This is modelled on the Community Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP).

If you’re an employer and would like to know more about this exciting new program, get in touch using our contact us form.

For refugees seeking assistance:

Refugee participants in CRSA’s Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) are referred into Australia by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and referred into the CRISP program by the Australian government.

You will need to be registered with the UNHCR in order to be referred into the CRISP program (see UNHCR contact details).

If you know someone in Australia who would like to sponsor you, you may be eligible to seek a visa through the ‘Community Support Program’ (CSP) or other visa pathways. You can find more information on the Department of Home Affairs website.

You may also wish to consider exploring the Talent Beyond Boundaries – Skilled Refugee Labour Agreement Pilot  or consult a migration agent about other visa pathways.

The CRISP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.