The Australian community has repeatedly called for a chance to be more involved in bringing refugees to Australia.  Australians are eager to open their homes, offer jobs and volunteer their time in order to help more people find safety in Australia. A new community sponsorship scheme is needed to enable people to come together to support refugees building new lives in Australian communities, including in regional Australia.

Policy documents

Economic, social and regional benefits of sponsorship (2020)

Community Sponsorship Explainer (web version) (A3 print version)

2019 CRSI Position Paper

2019 CRSI Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry on Regional Migration


Community Sponsorship: A Growing Global Movement

Community Sponsorship in the UK

Community sponsorship in Canada

What is community sponsorship?