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Have your say about Australia’s refugee and asylum policies

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is holding its annual national consultations on Australia’s refugee and asylum policies.

We are seeking feedback, suggestions and concerns from refugee communities, people seeking asylum, and individuals and organisations working with these communities.

This is an important opportunity to share your views about Australia’s policies. Your feedback will inform RCOA’s ongoing research, submissions, reports and advocacy in Australia and internationally.

Who should come?

These consultations are designed generally for people who provide services to refugees and people seeking asylum (service providers) and people from a refugee community or seeking asylum (communities consultations).

To make sure that everyone feels they can speak safely, these consultations are not open to:

  • Representatives of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Department of Social Services, or
  • People who are interested observers.

For the communities consultations, only those from a refugee background are invited to attend. Service providers should not attend these consultations.

How to get involved

The Refugee Council of Australia is currently organising these consultations. You can view and register for upcoming consultations on this page (see right). If your community would like to talk to us, you can also email us at to invite us to talk to you.

We will also make sure that people can tell us what they think through an online survey, and update our questions for this year on this page soon.

get involved

The Refugee Council of Australia is small, not-for-profit organisation and relies on public financial support
to continue its vital work in research, education and advocacy. Donations to the RCOA are tax-deductible.

To make a online donation by credit card using our secure donations system.

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