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


Who supports asylum seekers living in the community in Queensland?

Status Resolution Support Services are delivered by:

Asylum Circle is a collaborative project in Queensland that contributes to the support of people seeking asylum.


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.


More Information about asylum seekers

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