RCOA along with other Australian NGOs and refugee-led networks involved in international dialogue on refugee resettlement and other third country solutions (i.e., refugees migrating via education visas, labour mobility...
Refugees or people seeking asylumAre you a refugee or person seeking asylum? You can find here information about how we can work with you, and practical information about the law and living in Australia.
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Refugee Council welcomes plan to end cruel temporary protection policy
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomes the Albanese Government’s long-awaited announcement of its plans to end the cruel and unnecessary policy of temporary protection. “Today’s announcement from Immigration...
Information for refugees and people seeking asylum
Information for people fleeing Ukraine
This brief provides information for Ukrainians based on their current visa status, following changes to refugee policy for people coming from Ukraine.
Important information about the end of TPVs and SHEVs
On 13 February 2023, the Albanese Government announced that it would end the cruel and unnecessary policy of temporary protection. This page answers frequently asked questions and lists places to go for legal help and...
Information on housing and renting for refugees
This page provides information on housing and renting for refugees in Australia, including links to information in other languages.
Information on living in Australia
This page provides information for refugees living in Australia or settling in Australia. It provides links to key resources.
Information about education for refugees
This page contains information about education for refugees in Australia, including the education system, your choices for getting education, programs that can support your education, and scholarships.
I have a bridging visa
This page gives people with bridging visas information about what they can or must do on this visa.