Refugee Stories

View some refugees stories and stay informed on all the latest news on  refugee and asylum seeker issues and the latest activities of the Refugee Council of Australia.  


"Coming to Australia surprised me, because it felt like coming home. Now, I am part of this community, and now I feel part of this society."


"The hardship that I faced, the circumstances that I came through, made a resilience in me to never give up."


- Originally from Syria, Nirary came to Australia in 2015

Here's what we do

We stand up as the public voice for refugees and asylum seekers living in our community and in the Asia Pacific region.

We inform the Australian community about the plight of refugees and Australian’s humanitarian obligations.

We work on policy alternatives and continue to act as the key link between Australian NGOs, United Nation agencies and international refugee bodies.

We advocate

We Educate

We Connect

- Originally from Somalia, Mariam came to Australia in 1998

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