Guided by Justice and Compassion

We are united by the vision of an open-hearted Australia where people seeking refuge or asylum are treated with justice and compassion. We bring together people who’d like to donate to refugees in Australia and help them rebuild their lives and own their futures.

Whether they are in detention or are living in the community, refugees and asylum seekers currently receive only basic support, and even this is being taken away. The basic living allowance, casework support, and access to torture and trauma counseling provided by the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) program has been cut back by the Australian Government.  Since March and COVID-19 many of those living in the community have lost their casual and part-time jobs. Anyone on a Temporary Visa is not entitled to JobSeeker.

With the support of Australians like you, we are able to provide vital assistance to people when they need it most. These donations help people when they are at their lowest ebb – whether it be providing food or assisting with education costs. You may also consider channelling your generosity by becoming a monthly donor to ensure people living with refugee status, can always access the assistance they need.

By choosing to donate to refugees in Australia, you can help us provide vital support to refugees, asylum seekers and their families for whom basic essentials like housing are hard to come by. Your donation will make a huge difference to the future of refugees, and by helping people feel connected, you are also helping them become part of Australia.

In the 2019 – 2020 financial year BMRSG provided a total of $200,000 in donations to refugees and people seeking asylum. Main categories of support were:

  • $71,000 assistance with rent.
  • $45,000 food
  • $27,000 visa application legal fees
  •  $13,000 adult education costs
  •  $6,000 utilities costs
  • 6,000 household appliances
  • $5,000 school costs
  • $4,000 cars.

Without access to social security payments and denied a chance to work, many refugees and asylum seekers rely wholly on the generosity of others. Your donation can make all the difference.

You can donate to refugees in Australia or become a regular donor by:

Click the “Donate” button located below:

Direct credit to or deposit into our bank account:
Account name – Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group
BSB – 062 559
Account Number – 1041 4741

Please include your name and send us an email to  treasurerdonations@bmrsg.org.au
advising of the donation so that we can issue you with a receipt.   If you require a written receipt include your mailing address.

To pay by post for memberships/renewals, or to make a donation by post, please send to:

The Treasurer, BMRSG Inc
PO Box 201,  Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

Or support our specific campaigns.  Click the GiveNow button

A regular donor means

  • The knowledge and peace of mind you ARE making a real measurable difference to people’s lives.
  • Providing financial stability and ensuring the ongoing assistance to Refugees under our care.
  • Helping the Blue Mountains Refugee Group continue its vital work.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Who is benefiting from my donation?

Your donations are important and they support the projects that help people who have been forced to flee their homes. It’s your contribution that will ensure the survival and health of some of the most vulnerable men, women and children: a young couple about to give birth; a mother of five who doesn’t speak English waiting for a decision on her protection claim; and a family rebuilding their lives through carpentry.

Is the money going towards a cause that is recognized as tax-deductible?

If you donate $2, you can claim a tax deduction for the donation. You can learn more here.

Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Inc.
ABN to 99 296 621 082