Who We Can Help

SCARF’s core work is to provide support to humanitarian refugee entrants settling in the Illawarra region. 

We can register you as a SCARF community member and get help if you have arrived to Australia on a 200 visa, including the following visa sub-classes:

Q: Do I have to have arrived recently to Australia to access SCARF’s help?

No. We can help refugee entrants through all stages of their settlement journey. It doesn’t matter if you have been here for 2 months or 10 years, you can register as a SCARF community member and get help.

Q: How long can SCARF help me for?

There is no time limit for how long you can access SCARF’s help. You can access as many of our programs as you need, for as long as you need.

Q: Can my children register as SCARF community members?

Yes. Even if your children were born in Australia, they can register as SCARF community members and access our programs at any stage of their life.

Q: How do I sign up to get help at SCARF?

If you would like to get help from SCARF you will need to make an appointment to register as a SCARF community member in our office. 

To make an appointment, please:

  • call us: 02 4224 8646, or
  • email us: scarf@scarfsupport.org.au, or
  • visit us: Community Gateway Hub, 26 Atchison Street, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 2500

Q: When is SCARF open?

Our opening hours are 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday.

If any of this information is unclear to you, feel free to call us on 02 4224 8646 or visit us at the Community Gateway Hub (26 Atchison Street, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 2500). 

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Referring a client:

If you believe your client is eligible to register with SCARF and could benefit from our services, please: email us at referrals@scarfsupport.org.au or else call us on 02 4224 8646.