Refugee Week


June 19, 2022
9:00 am


June 25, 2022
5:00 pm

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Originally celebrated in 1986, Refugee Week coincides with World Refugee Day (20 June).

The theme for Refugee Week for 2015 to 2017 was be “With courage let us all combine”. Taken from the second verse of the national anthem, the theme celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice. It serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy refugees bring to their new home.

Find out more about Refugee Week.


Refugee Week empowers people and organisations to create their own celebrations.

Get involved by trying some of these initiatives:

  • Arrange a co-workers shared lunch, where everyone brings foods from their cultural heritage
  • Ask a refugee to speak at your shared lunch
  • Start a conversation to learn about another person’s journey to Australia or share your own journey
  • Ask to learn a cultural dance, music or song
  • Volunteer or donate – do something positive for refugees locally, nationally or worldwide
  • Let your politicians know that you support the basic human right for all humans to seek asylum
  • Give a welcoming smile to a stranger in the street – it doesn’t even have to be a refugee

For more information about Refugee Week and how it’s celebrated across Australia, visit the Refugee Week website



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We are Cultura.

Cultura emerged as the vibrant new organisation from the merger of Diversitat and Multicultural Aged Care Services (MACS) in 2022. 

ABN: 71 355 229 834

Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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