Community Support Program in New South Wales

CSP For NSW Only

AMES Australia is an Approved Proposing Organisation (APO) in the Department of Home Affairs’ Community Support Program (CSP). The CSP is a private sponsorship program for people in humanitarian situations overseas.

The CSP harnesses community support for refugees, including the willingness of the Australian business community to support refugees in practical ways through employment. Under the CSP, Australian Supporters (through APOs) are required to demonstrate they are able to provide adequate support to enable new arrivals to achieve financial self-sufficiency within their first year in Australia.

AMES Australia is not currently accepting EOIs from Australian Supporters outside of VIC, NSW and SA.

Before applying for an EOI, please read the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page, and the EOI Terms and Conditions carefully (on the EOI page).


Below is AMES' model for the CSP for applications lodged after 1 July 2023:

AMES Process Description and Fee 2023


Below is AMES' model for the CSP for applications lodged after 19 August 2022:



For CSP applications lodged before 30 June 2022: the fees will be as follows:


Expression of Interest (EOI)

To lodge an EOI for the CSP with AMES Australia, please click here.

For Businesses, Community Organisations and others:

Register your interest in assisting refugees through employment and settlement here