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Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee Welcome Zones

City of Greater Dandenong

The City of Greater Dandenong Local Government Area is located in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It is a dynamic and vibrant city and known as Victoria’s most culturally diverse municipality. The area has a...

Fairfield City Council

A long tradition of welcoming refugees and migrants Fairfield City is a uniquely vibrant and compassionate community. The City is home to many refugees and asylum seekers and continues to welcome new migrants. The...

City of Launceston

Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city with a population of just over 67,000. It is situated by the Tamar River in the north of the state and, while it has the atmosphere of a regional community town, it also has...

Maroondah City Council

Maroondah is located in Victoria, 25 kilometres east of the Melbourne Central Business District. The City of Maroondah was created in December 1994, when the former cities of Ringwood and Croydon joined together...

City of Monash

The City of Monash is 81.5 square kilometres, located 20 km in Melbourne’s southeast with an estimated population of 175,056. The City of Monash is one of the most culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse...

Sutherland Shire Council

Sutherland Shire Council has a population of around 218,464 people and over 20% of them were born outside Australia . As a Refugee Welcome Zone, Sutherland Shire Council endeavours to attain the community vision of a...

Waverley Council

Waverley Council has been a signatory for the Refugee Welcome Zone with the Refugee Council of Australia since 2002. As a member, the Council is committed to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding human rights...

Northern Midlands Council

Northern Midlands is one of the largest and most diverse municipalities in Tasmania. It covers an area of 5,130 sq km, extending from Liffey Bluff in the west to Mount St John in the east (150kms) and from Relbia in the...

City of Ryde

The City of Ryde declared itself a Refugee Welcome Zone in April 2013 and is proud of its status as one of the State’s most culturally diverse communities, with more than 110 different nationalities living in Ryde...