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Blue Mountain Refugee Support Group

The Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc. (BMRSG) is an organisation made up of volunteers that offer asylum seeker and refugee support services in Sydney. Volunteers can choose to join one of several working groups to help plan, implement and provide support for refugee events and activities. We are united by our firm belief that every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

If you want to get involved with any of our work, it’s easy to do. One of the ways you can help is by writing a letter. You can write a letter to a government official—we’ll provide all the details you need. Or, if you want to be more involved in the process, consider becoming part of our volunteer program. Learn more about what we do.

  • Who We Are

    We are a diverse group of ordinary Australians from all sides of politics, living just outside Sydney. The organisation has no specific religious affiliation.  We are all volunteers.

  • Our Aims & Objectives

    To encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government.
    To welcome, befriend and assist refugees facing uncertain futures, in detention and in the community.

  • What We Offer

    Practical, emotional and financial assistance for refugees and to encourage positive attitudes to refugees in the community and at all levels of government

Video and Poster Competition 2021

Young Supporters Spotlight

Find out how to enter the BMRSG 2021 Video and Poster Competition

Prize winners in the BMRSG/RAR 2020 Poster and Video Competition.

First Prize winner;   Maslen Varnel, Vincent Rummery, Kasper Ekstrom from Kindlehill High School

Joint Second Prize winner;   Lucy Bell for The Final Wave from Kindlehill High School

Joint Second Prize winner;  Anna Andrew, Stella Grieve and Hannah Royal for Our Story from Kindlehill High School

    • 23RD JULY 2021
    Covid-19 and immigration detention

    Covid-19 and immigration detention

    During the pandemic, immigration detention centres have become more crowded. Despite many guards living in Covid-19 hotspots, there are no extra precautions for asylum seekers, no distancing and no access to vaccines. Advocates warn of a superspreading event if the virus gets in.

    • 13TH JULY 2021
    Members of Ocean 12 – Where Are They Now?

    Members of Ocean 12 – Where Are They Now?

    Noeline writes about two Ocean 12 players who she met with recently in Melbourne. Sathesh and Dishan are successfully getting on with their lives despite living under the threat of having to reapplied for visas.

    • 3RD JULY 2021
    Results of Autumn Raffle 2021

    Results of Autumn Raffle 2021

    We congratulate the winners of our Autumn Raffle 2021 and thank the generous donors who provided the prizes. We totally rely on such events to help refugees keep a roof over their heads.

    • 20TH JUNE 2021
    Calling out the porkies – Lunch with Jane Caro

    Calling out the porkies – Lunch with Jane Caro

    The BMRSG recently hosted a luncheon at Bistro 56 in Springwood featuring Walkley Award winning writer, broadcaster and novelist Jane Caro.
    She reminded us how rich and comfortable we are in this country but yet over the last 20 years we have been persuaded to be terrified of destitute desperate people arriving in leaky boats.

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