HOPE Co-Op is a member-owned and run workers' cooperative.
Our VISION is for full social and economic inclusion for people of asylum seeker background in Australia.
Our MISSION is to support asylum-seeker background students in achieving sustainable education and employment outcomes.

Our members, including our board, are mostly tertiary students who have sought asylum in Australia, and are now studying at TAFE or university. 

At HOPE, wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do. Individual support and community cohesion are the core of everything we’re working for. Our programs and activities  aim to be a catalyst for community members to reach their goals and fulfil their potential. 



Join us and Make a Difference

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A meal together

With HOPE Co-Op's mission always in mind, we strive to help our members through making positive connections. At our member dinners, we get to know each other, welcome and introduce new members to allow them feel belong. Become a member and join us for a meal!

We have one at least every 2 months, at the Eighth Day Community Centre, 4 Miller St, West Melbourne. 


Expanding and connecting communities

HOPE Co-Op belongs in and is part of the wider community of Australia. We want to keep expanding and strengthening connections between us all. Individuals, organisations and institutions are welcome to join us for a meal, hear our stories and learn more about our skills, experience and potential.

We hold Community Dinners at least twice a year. Keep an eye on our up-coming events , or email us at for more information. 


Stress relief and positivity

At HOPE, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts helping our community. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite our members to learn about each other and share their stories to the broader community. A weekend away from the stress and worries help our members to focus on their goals while enjoying the nature, hear wonderful stories, and experience the unforgettable.

Special thanks goes to our friends and partners at AIRAR and in the Beechworth community for hosting homestay weekends. 

We look forward to more times together in the coming year!

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

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PO Box 785, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Consumer Affairs Victoria  Reg.#G0003615F

ABN: 33 219 901 036


Earthworker is a co-operative of co-operatives, bring people together who are for sustainable jobs, for community and for the environment. 
HOPE is proud to be an Earthworker member cooperative