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The Refugee Council of Australia is the meeting place for refugees, people seeking asylum and all those who work with and support them. We have a broad and diverse community stretching right across this land, which is reflected in this part of our website.

City of Salisbury

City of Salisbury is a local government area located 25 kilometres north of Adelaide. It spans 161km2 of unique landscapes; from the shores of Gulf St Vincent to the Para Escarpment to the foothills of Mount Lofty...

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT is a vibrant planned out city, with elegant gardens and mountain top views of its geometrical landscape. Home to the Parliament House of Australia and government department offices the ACT is the centre of the...

Mornington Peninsula Shire

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is a proud signatory to the Refugee Welcome Zone Commitment (signed in 2013).   Currently, the Mornington Peninsula Shire has committed to various ways in which we support and welcome...

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Community Vision “With our unique regional identity, Macedon Ranges Shire embodies a caring, resilient approach to community through our robust local economy, protection of the natural environment and a collaborative...

Latrobe City Council

New and Emerging Communities in Latrobe City  Latrobe City has seen a significant increase in the number of people from Burma arriving in our municipality; this includes Burmese sub-communities of Karen, Rohingya, and...

Wyndham City Council

We have a range of initiatives that the Council has led or supported since our formal sign-up to the Refugee Welcome Zone initiative. Wyndham City Council is a supporter of the Wyndham Humanitarian Network, which is...

City of Moonee Valley

Moonee Valley is proudly home to a number of richly diverse communities with over 27 percent of residents born overseas, nearly 30 percent of residents speaking a language other than English at home and a wide range of...

Manningham City Council

At the end of 2021, Manningham was accredited as a Welcoming City. This framework has standards with 6 categories under which inclusion of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds is central.  Manningham Council will...

Hobsons Bay City Council

On 17 June 2014, Hobsons Bay City Council signed the Refugee Welcome Zone Declaration. Hobsons Bay City Council has a strong history of welcoming refugees into its community and signing the declaration further...

City of Bayside

The City of Bayside is a municipality located in Victoria, 8 kilometres south of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It covers 17km of Port Phillip’s coastline and is home to over 104,000 residents. On 19...