Established in 1993, the Asylum Seekers Centre of New South Wales (ASC) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-government organisation providing a welcoming environment and front-line support for people seeking asylum in Sydney. Our vision Australia opens its heart to people seeking asylum, affirming their basic human rights to freedom from persecution, violence and fear. Recognising our shared humanity, we extend our welcome, respect and support. We are a stronger and more vibrant country as a result. What we do The Asylum Seekers Centre provides practical and personal support for asylum seekers living in the community. Our services include casework, accommodation, financial relief, health care and counselling, employment assistance, education, advocacy, food and recreational activities. We are a not-for-profit organisation and rely on grants, donations and volunteers to undertake our work. Who we help Our clients come from over 90 countries in search of safety, protection and freedom.