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Federation Council

On September 5 2019, the Mayor and staff from Federation Council participated in a local Multicultural Workforce Forum. Hosted by the local Who is My Neighbour (WIMN) group, a group established to look at offering...

Shire of Mundaring

Shire of Mundaring is a local government area located on the eastern fringe of Perth approximately 35 kilometres from the CBD. The Noongar Aboriginal people were the first to arrive in the area and it is widely believed...

Clarence City Council

The City of Clarence is Tasmania’s second largest city, with a population of more than 55,000 people. Located in the south east of Tasmania and situated on the eastern shore of the Derwent River, the city is ideally...

City of Subiaco

About the City of Subiaco The City of Subiaco is proud to have been a Refugee Welcome Zone since 2002. The City of Subiaco is located immediately west of the City of Perth, about 3 kilometres from the Perth GPO. Our...

Cumberland Council

Cumberland Council, together with community groups and service providers, undertake a number of initiatives that welcome, support and celebrate refugees in the local community. This includes the delivery of the award...

Penrith City Council

AREA PROFILE Just 55km west of Sydney’s CBD and covering 404km², Penrith City sits at the foot of the Blue Mountains and alongside the Nepean River. Penrith is home to over 200,000 people. We are a dynamic and growing...

City of Marion

  The City of Marion is located 10 km south of Adelaide in South Australia. It has a population of approximately 88,618 people and is showing healthy growth. This is due in part to overseas migration which welcomes...

How to become a Refugee Welcome Zone

Most Refugee Welcome Zones have been declared after an initial proposal by a community or church-based organisation that is subsequently supported by an approach from RCOA. If you would like your local Council or Shire...

What is a Refugee Welcome Zone?

A Refugee Welcome Zone is a Local Government Area which has made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and...