Guided by Justice and Compassion

The Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group (BMRSG) was formed in 2001. It is a diverse non-partisan group of ordinary Australians concerned by the persistence of racial prejudice in our society and the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers by the Australian government.

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Our Aims

  • to provide practical assistance to those released from detention
  • to provide support to asylum seekers in detention
  • to raise public awareness of refugee and asylum seeker issues
  • to provide financial support to asylum seekers and refugees in the community

Our Activities

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance

  • Monthly financial support to the House of Welcome and the Bridge for Asylum Seekers Foundation
  • Providing financial support to individual asylum seekers in need
  • Arranging legal assistance to refugees seeking permanent visas
  • Providing respite breaks and outings to city based refugee
  • Assisting with housing, furniture and relocation expenses
  • Assisting asylum seekers and refugees to find employment and further education
  • Providing “everyday English” classes
  • Helping families with pre-school, child care and school issues
  • Visiting detainees in the Villawood Detention Centre
  • Visiting asylum seekers in the community
  • And above all providing comfort, friendship and hope

Direct action

  • Writing submissions to Government
  • Participating in rallies and marches to highlight asylum seeker and refugee issues
  • Lobbying politicians
  • Liaising with church and other community groups to provide current and balanced information
  • Organising public meetings and debates addressed by informed speakers
  • Writing for and advertising in the local press

Fundraising

  • Occasional events which raise funds for the above activities: bush dances, concerts, dinners, book sales, etc.

Contact details:

Postal address: P.O.Box 201 Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
Secretary: Brendan Doyle
Email: secretary@bmrsg.org.au

ABN 99 296 621 082