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. These include resources you can use if you are organising your own event, or simply if you want to learn more about the refugee experience.

In 2020, Refugee Week will be going online, and so we have created extra resources to help you plan activities you can do to mark the week. Whether or not we’re still in lockdown come June, our Refugee Week team will be bringing you an awesome line-up so that you can join the celebrations from your own home. You can find lots of great ideas of how to get involved in Refugee Week on our website – films, podcasts, poems, videos, songs, and more below!

If you have resources that you think others could use, perhaps you have written a song, a poem, or just know of a great film others should watch, then please email them to us at refugeeweek@refugeecouncil.org.au and we will add them to this page as well as share them on social media.

We are running our usual Events Calendar, but of course, things will be a little different. Register your event here if you want others to RSVP to it – it can be online or in-person.

Video Resources

Are you looking for a way to engage with your students, colleagues, friends or family? Hearing directly from someone who has had a refugee experience is by far the most compelling way for people to learn about refugee issues

Refugee Week Videos

Listen to our Refugee Week Ambassadors, Muzafar Ali, Rnita Dacho, Aung Soe Naing Habiburahman, Flora Choi and Deena Yako share their stories and RCOA President Phil Glendenning welcoming everyone to Refugee Week 2019.

Core Community Services

CORE Community Services invites you to celebrate Refugee Week 2020: “The Year of Welcome” with us, and our 5 inspirational leaders. Refugee Week allows us as a Nation to celebrate the contribution, resilience and diversity of newly arrived and emerging communities.

Watch the video here.

Posters

The 2020 poster is here! Download your PDF copy here!

You can pick up a copy of the poster at one of these pick-up points.

We have a  limited number of hard-copy posters, email refugeeweek[at]refugeecouncil.org.au for more info.

Host a watch party

Watch a film with friends during quarantine! Check out films here.

Host a listen party

Listen to a podcast below with some friends and then have a follow up conversation about it using Skype, Zoom etc.  Check out the podcasts here.

Watch a webinar

Join an informative webinar to celebrate Refugee Week. Check them out here. 

Planning an event

Organising an event requires thought and planning.

To help get you started a list of things to consider can be found here.

FAQs about the refugee experience

Have some burning questions you need answered? Check out our FAQ page with key information about what it means to be a refugee, and common misconceptions.

Useful information about refugee issues

Everything you need to know about the laws and policies around the Refugee Convention and what forces people to leave their homes. A must-read snapshot for anyone who wants to learn more about these issues.

Logo

The Refugee Week logo is available here.

FAQs about the refugee experience

Have some burning questions you need answered? Check out our FAQ page with key information about what it means to be a refugee, and common misconceptions.

Working ethically with refugees

It is important that individuals and organisations planning any event which has the active participation of refugees, take account of the good practice measures.

Our guide for working ethically with refugees is available here.

Resource Kit 2020

Our Resource Kit has been designed to help community organisations, event organisers and teachers to prepare for Refugee Week.

Getting publicity and media coverage

Refugee Week is a great opportunity to get your organisation or school into the local media and will help attract attract people to your event.

Click here for some tips on how to get the media to feature your event and/or discuss pertinent refugee issues.

Classroom Resources 

Check out some great classroom resources to help you teach during Refugee Week!