Seeking Refuge Project – help for Asylum Seekers

FREE Legal Help for Asylum Seekers living in the Barwon Region who need to:

  • Apply for Freedom of Information documents and records
  • Seek extension of time for Temporary Protection Visas (TPV) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEV) application lodgement
  • Complete TPV and SHEV applications


Phase 1 of the Seeking Refuge Project is now complete and we are not currently able to see any new clients.

We are immensely proud of our role in the Seeking Refuge Project and the positive impact it has made for the people assisted. Beyond the physical output of the applications submitted we hope that, together, we have been able to provide the clients with some hope that there is help and assistance available in Australia.

We’d like to thank everyone who supported the project which has completed 76 protection visa applications for people seeking asylum who live locally. Without such generous support we would not have been able to deliver this project which helped so many local people. The project report details the work of the project partners and we hope will serve as a blueprint to assist other organisations which might seek to deliver a similar project in the future.

The Seeking Refuge Project is supported by Refuge Legal and various organisations and groups.