Is your organisation interested in joining our network and being part of a national movement of activists and advocates who are driving positive change for refugees and people seeking asylum?

Email the Australian Refugee Action Network at:

Membership List as at 8 April, 2018


  1. Academics for Refugees
  2. CASPA – Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum
  3. ChilOut
  4. Circle of Friends
  5. Doctors 4 Refugees
  6. Love Makes a Way
  7. Manus Emergency Fund
  8. Mums 4 Refugees
  9. People Just Like Us
  10. RAR – Rural Australians for Refugees
  11. Sanctuary Australia Foundation
  12. Tamil Refugee Council
  13. Teachers 4 Refugees


  1. Refugee Action Committee, Canberra
  2. RAR – Queanbeyan


  1. Amnesty International NSW Refugee Network
  2. Community of South Sudanese and Other Marginalised Areas
  3. GADRC – Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children – NSW
  4. Home Among the Gum Trees NSW
  5. Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy
  6. Justice for Refugees Armidale
  7. Mid North Coast Refugee Support Group
  8. Refugee Action Coalition (Sydney)
  9. Refugee Action Collective Eurobodalla
  10. Refugee Action Collective Illawarra
  11. RAR – Albury-Wodonga
  12. Stop the Shame (Shoalhaven)
  13. Valerio Daniel De Simoni Association
  14. Yass for refugees


  1. DASSAN _ Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network


  1. BRASS network – Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Network
  2. Noosa Welcomes Refugees
  3. Refugee Action Collective (Queensland)
  4. Gold Coast Get-Up


  1. Amnesty International SA Refugee Action Network
  2. ARA – Australian Refugee Association SA
  3. Bring Them Here Vigil Group
  4. Justice for Refugees (SA)
  5. Semapahore/Port Adelaide Amnesty Action Group


  1. Amnesty International Tasmania Refugee Action Group
  2. Amnesty International Tasmania Branch
  3. Amnesty International Tasmania Southern Group
  4. TASS – Tasmanian Asylum Seeker Support
  5. Tassie Nannas
  6. Uniting Church in Australia – Synod of Vic/Tas


  1. Rural Australians for Refugees – Aireys Inlet
  2. Amnesty International Refugee Network Victoria
  3. Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project
  4. Close the Camps Action Collective
  5. CRAG – Combined Refugee Action Group
  6. GADRC – Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children
  7. Hobsons Bay Refugee Network
  8. Law Students for Refugees
  9. Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group
  10. Refugee Action Collective (Vic)
  11. RAN – Refugee Advocacy Network
  12. Rural Australians for Refugees – Albury-Wodonga
  13. Rural Australians for Refugees – Apollo Bay
  14. RAR – Castlemaine
  15. Rural Australians for Refugees – Mansfield
  16. Rural Australians for Refugees – South Gippsland
  17. Southern Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
  18. Uniting Church in Australia – Synod of Vic/Tas


  1. RRAN (WA) – Refugee Rights Action Network
  2. WA Amnesty Refugee Rights group


  1. International Alliance Against Mandatory Detention


2018 ARAN Committee 1

The newly elected ARAN National Committee for 2018 – 2019 !!!

What a wonderful, passionate, diverse group of people who are representatives of ARAN member groups, or individuals who have been co-opted for their skills and experience, to lead national collaboration for the refugee rights movement for the next 12 months!

Angelica Panopoulos (Refugee Action Collective Victoria – RAC Vic)
Azlan Petra (Co-opted)
Christian Bashimbe (Co-opted)
Clare Forbes (Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children – GADRC)
Elizabeth Lang (WA Collective)
Emmanuel Kondok (Community of South Sudanese and Other Marginalised Areas – CSSOMA)
Jan Govett (Rural Australians for Refugees – RAR)
Marie Hapke (Refugee Advocacy Network – RAN)
Meg Clark (Canberra Refugee Action Committee – Canberra RAC)
Peter Robson (Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network – DASSAN)
Rachel Silber (Melbourne Youth for Refugees)