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Each year since 1984, successive Australian Governments have invited the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) to provide advice on issues for the Government to consider in planning the coming year’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program. Over the years, we have broadened the process of community consultation we conduct to inform our annual submission to the Government. On this page you can find our submissions on the Program.

Annual submissons on the Refugee and Humanitarian Program

Intake submission on Australia’s 2017-2018 refugee and humanitarian program

For more than 25 years, the Refugee Council of Australia has been gathering community views on the Refugee and Humanitarian Program. Every year, we conduct a series of consultations across the country to provide feedback to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on the operation of this Program. In April 2017, the Department published a Discussion Paper inviting submissions on the Program. The Refugee Council of Australia provided its submission on 19 May 2017. Submissions are now closed.
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Intake submission on Australia’s 2016-2017 refugee and humanitarian program

Each year since 1984, successive Australian Governments have invited the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) to provide advice on issues for the Government to consider in planning the coming year’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program. Over the years, we have broadened the process of community consultation we conduct to inform our annual submission to the Government, with interested agencies and individuals invited to attend consultation gatherings held around Australia between October and December each year.
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