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Helping Refugees

The Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) was announced by the Australian Government in December 2021.

​​​Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot

The Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) was announced by the Australian Government in December 2021. CRISP is a new settlement program. Under the program, refugee visa holders receive settlement support directly from trained community groups, called Community Supporter Groups (CSGs).

CRISP aims to achieve optimal settlement outcomes with the help of Australian community members who want to help refugees settle into life in Australia.

CRISP operates as a dedicated settlement pathway for refugees who:

  • do not have family links in Australia
  • are referred to Australia by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for resettlement.

A total of 1,500 refugees will be settled through CRISP up until 30 June 2025.

The CSGs will help CRISP participants to settle in Australia by providing a range of support for 12 months from their date of arrival in Australia.

The Australian Government has allocated $8.6 million to establish and support CRISP. We have contracted the University of Queensland to evaluate the effectiveness of CRISP in achieving strong integration outcomes for CRISP participants.