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Practical ways we can help asylum seekers and refugees

Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project (BASP) continues to play a vita role in supporting some of our most vulnerable community members. We are reminded that "donations are not always about money". Below is a comprehensive list of practical ways we can show our support:

Housing: BASP are very keen to hear from anyone with a spare room or other generous housing options.

Jobs wanted: Assistance with jobs through your contacts – full-time, part-time or casual. See specific details below.

Groceries: Food items such as sugar, flour, cooking oil, cans of tomatoes, fruit, tuna, sweet biscuits, corn and peas, long life milk, tea and coffee, honey, dates, salt and pepper and spices – coriander, ginger and cinnamon. 

Shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream and toothpaste. Cleaning items such as washing powder, dishwashing and other cleaning detergents; Glad wrap and tinfoil. Disposable nappies, of all sizes and wipes are also required, as many families have young children.

Furniture and household items: When demand and storage allows, BASP requires beds, microwaves, refrigerators, washing machines, kitchen pots, pans and utensils, laptops and LED/LCD TVs.

Gift vouchers: These allow people some independence to buy things they really want and need from major stores such as Coles, Woolworths, Big W and Kmart.

Travel and phone cards: MYKI or mobile phone credit are essential for functioning in the community.

Any contribution is greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at 54 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park. For any enquiries, please email. 


Obtaining employment is not easy for a person seeking asylum. If you, or anyone you know can provide employment in the areas listed below please contact BASP by tel 9696 2107 or email

Network engineer

•35 year old Cisco and Microsoft trained – with CCNP and CCNA qualifications.
• Experience with the ATO
• Excellent communication and supervisory skills
• Full work rights

Truck driver - with MR truck license, hardworking and reliable worker: 

He has:
• Full manual drivers license
• High motivation with a sound work ethic
• Full work rights
• Public administration/Research assistant

50 year old with Masters in Public Administration and has:
• Extensive experience working in international aide
• Fluent in English, French, Norwegian
• Valid Working with Children Check, Police Check
• Full work rights


Any contribution is greatly appreciated, thank you! Please send details by email to contact@basp.org.au

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