The Refugee Council of Australia make a number of resources available to the public who wish to join us in celebrating Refugee Week each year.

On our website you can find useful information for community organisations, event organisers and teachers who are hosting Refugee Week events in the community. You can download the Resource Kit from this page.

Don’t forget to collect one of our brilliant Refugee Week posters for 2016 featuring the Butler Falcons, a multicultural AFL team from Western Australia. You can collect the poster for FREE from any one of the poster pick-up points across Australia, or email refugeeweek@refugeecouncil.org.au to have one delivered to you.

Celebrate Refugee Week and host a Freedom Stories Screening

The new Australian documentary, ‘Freedom Stories’, tells the stories of former ‘boat people’ who are now Australian citizens. Directed by award winning filmmaker, Steve Thomas ‘Freedom Stories’ is a thoughtful and uplifting film that places humanity back in this often politicised debate.

“With courage let us all combine” is the theme for Refugee Week 2016 (June 19-25) and recognising the link with the documentary, the producers of ‘Freedom Stories’ are working with the Refugee Council of Australia to enable you to screen the film in Refugee Week.

Screening ‘Freedom Stories’ is a great way to raise awareness of the support new arrivals require, and the practical things we can all do to make a difference.

By allowing people to tell their own stories; the reasons they fled , their difficulties in reaching safety and the horrors of detention, ‘Freedom Stories’  has the potential to change people’s minds about asylum seekers.

‘Freedom Stories’ has a positive tone and resonates with everyone because at its heart it is a story about people, and what ‘home’ means to all of us.

You can help share their story by hosting a screening, for a small fee, in your area during Refugee Week, 19-26 June.

If you would like to order a copy of the film, register your interest here.

Watch the Freedom Stories trailer here.

Download the Freedom Stories Resource Kit for schools here.