Supporting the settlement of refugees in our National Capital.

The Hands Up for CBR Giving Day starts tomorrow!

As part of our fundraising efforts for 2021 Canberra Refugee Support is involved in the Hands Across Canberra- Hands Up for CBR Giving Day which is a fundraising event similar to last year’s Recovery Appeal. Every dollar donated will be matched up to $5000 so, $1 turns into $2 and once we reach $5000 it turns into $10,000! Anything above $10,000 is a bonus.

Hands Across Canberra plan to have the Hands Up for CBR Giving Day on Canberra Day each year and turn it into an annual giving tradition for every Canberran. You can support our campaign by donating to CRS at their  Hands Across Canberra Canberra Refugee Support page. This can be done on March 9 or any time before.

There are also competitions where we can win extra money, most of these will happen on March 9. Information regarding the competitions will be sent through closer to Canberra Day. If the competition appeals to you please join in. The competitions are:

Rise & Shine Hour | $1,000 The charity that receives the most unique donations between 9am and 10am on 9 March will win $1,000!

Hour of Power | $1,000 The charity that receives the most unique donations between 3pm and 4pm on 9 March will win $1,000!

Happy Hour | $1,000 The charity that receives the happiest message on a donation by a donor made between 5pm and 8pm on 9 March will win $1,000!

Night Owl | $1,000 The charity that receives the most unique donations between 9pm and 10pm on 9 March will win $1,000!

Board on Board | $1,000 Participating charities that get every member of their board to make a donation to the Giving Day are eligible. A winner will be randomly selected on 10 March and will win $1,000!

With your help, this can be as successful as the Recovery Appeal was for us last year!

This page provides guidance on financial donations and what to do if you have goods you wish to donate.

Financial Donations

Thank you for considering making a donation to Canberra Refugee Support Group.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

  1. You can donate Online through our PayPal account.  The button below will open a donation form in a new tab:

Paypal icon - click to donate

2. Or, pay by direct debit to our account, with your name as the reference, to:

Account Name: Canberra Refugee Support Inc
Westpac BSB: 032-719
Account No: 555919

     3. Or, you can send donations to:

Canberra Refugee Support
PO Box 3444
Weston Creek ACT 2611

and if you would like a receipt (all donations over $2 are tax deductible) please advise us of your name and address by email at

For more information on how you can donate, please email us:

Donation of Goods

CRS appreciates offers to donate furniture and white-goods to our clients. Unfortunately, CRS is not capable of directly receiving or distributing these goods.  Instead, we have an arrangement with the Salvation Army Salvos Store at Fyshwick, ACT. All donations of furniture and whitegoods to the Salvos assists with families in need, and CRS directly accesses this support for its refugee and asylum seeker clients when it is appropriate. You can drop furniture or whitegoods off to the main Salvos Store at 15 Mildura Street, Fyshwick. Alternatively, you can call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) and ask for a pick-up from your home.

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