nauru asylum seekers

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has joined Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in offering to take on asylum seekers bound for Nauru.

Premier Weatherill has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, making an offering to help resettle Australian-born asylum seeker children and their families.

As many as 250 asylum seekers are faced with being sent back to Nauru following the High Court decision last week that ruled offshore detention was lawful.

Mr Weatherill said he believes whilst the courts may have judged that Australia has no legal responsibility to keep them on Australian soil the country does have a moral obligation to do what's right.

The Premier stopped short of discussing where the asylum seekers would be settled, however past government policy in this area has seen many settled in rural and regional locations across the state.