Community placement for asylum seekers - finding the heart of Australia 

Australia received unprecedented national and international acclaim when the very successful community placement network program (the CPN program) - a monitored homestay solution for asylum seekers- was launched.

The CPN program provides Australians with the opportunity to assist an asylum seeker by hosting them in their home. (Please refer to for further details).

Almost 600 asylum seekers have already been helped by the CPN program, but there is so much more that needs to be done.

CPNAT - A chance for all of Australia to help

Not everyone is able to offer their time and home to assist the CPN program. That's where the Community Placement Network Assistance Trust (CPNAT) comes in.  CPNAT has been established for charitable purposes in Australia, with the specific purpose of providing money, property and benefits for the relief, assistance and support of asylum seekers leaving immigration detention centres and entering the community in Australia on a bridging visa, and other refugees in need in Australia, in respect of the financial hardship and burdens associated with: 

  • medical expenses;
  • accommodation expenses and arrangements;
  • transport needs;
  • clothing needs;
  • education resources including to learn the English language and obtain gainful employment in Australia;
  • social inclusion and cultural awareness activities; and
  • all such other associated costs and expenses for their benefit, welfare, comfort and advancement.
100% of all donations (which are tax deductible) to CPNAT go directly to providing the above services with all management and administration of CPNAT provided voluntarily by CPNAT's founding supporters.


                             All donations are tax deductible

The Community Placemement Network Assistance Trust (ABN 50 544 781 258)



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