Asylum Seekers

Who is an asylum seeker?

An asylum-seeker is someone whose request for sanctuary has yet to be processed. Every year, around one million people seek asylum. For more information about asylum seekers globally  see UNHCR

Refugee and Asylum seeker facts – The Australian Red Cross

Who supports asylum seekers living in the community in Queensland?

Communify Queensland lead a collaboration of 7 agencies to support people seeking asylum from the legacy caseload in Queensland. Download the summary of what services are offered here.


Services in Queensland

What kind of identification do asylum seekers have?

Asylum seeker Identification (2018)

How can Medicare ineligible asylum seekers access public healthcare in Queensland?

The Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, The Honourable Cameron Dick announced in July 2017 that the Queensland Government has approved providing vulnerable Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers with access to public health services at no charge.

What are the health and screening needs of asylum seekers in Australia?

See the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Immigrant Health Service for a detailed description.

NEWS: and REPORTS about Asylum Seekers

More Information about asylum seekers

Building capacity and partnerships to improve health and wellbeing