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ARAN Members

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. Circle of Friends
  4. Doctors 4 Refugees
  5. GADRC – Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children
  6. Jews 4 Refugees
  7. Love Makes a Way
  8. Manus Emergency Fund
  9. Mums 4 Refugees
  10. People Just Like Us
  11. RAR – Rural Australians for Refugees
  12. Sanctuary Australia Foundation
  13. Tamil Refugee Council
  14. Teachers 4 Refugees


  1. Refugee Action Committee, Canberra


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


  1. DASSAN – Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network


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


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


  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. Amnesty International Refugee Network Victoria
  2. BRASA – Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association
  3. Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project
  4. Close the Camps Action Collective
  5. CRAG – Combined Refugee Action Group
  6. Hobsons Bay Refugee Network
  7. Law Students for Refugees
  8. Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group (MASSG)
  9. Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group
  10. Refugee Action Collective (Vic)
  11. RAN – Refugee Advocacy Network
  12. Rural Australians for Refugees – Aireys Inlet
  13. Rural Australians for Refugees – Albury-Wodonga
  14. Rural Australians for Refugees – Apollo Bay
  15. Rural Australians for Refugees – Ballarat
  16. Rural Australians for Refugees – Bendigo
  17. Rural Australians for Refugees – Castlemaine
  18. Rural Australians for Refugees – Deans Marsh
  19. Rural Australians for Refugees – Mansfield
  20. Rural Australians for Refugees – South Gippsland
  21. Southern Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
  22. Uniting Church in Australia – Synod of Vic/Tas
  23. Youth with Refugees – Greater Geelong
  24. Youth for Refugees – Melbourne


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


  1. International Alliance Against Mandatory Detention

Associate Members

  1. RCOA – Refugee Council of Australia
  2. ASRC – Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  3. AIA- Amnesty International Australia
  4. HRLC – Human Rights Law Centre
  5. GetUp

2018 ARAN Committee 1

The 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)