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Upcoming events
Chauka Please Tell us the Time screenings
Regular rallies and vigils
Other national events lists

Upcoming events


Ballarat Evening with Sr Brigid Arthur Wednesday 20 June, 7pm for 7.30pm start, Green room, Welcome centre, 145 Victoria St Ballarat East
Ballarat Soup and sandwich luncheon 12.30pm Wednesday 20 June, Nazareth House Hall, Mill St Ballarat, with performers including The Namarilly Bagarook Dancers, Australian Irish Dance Company Ballarat and South Sudanese cultural group. Entry $20
Castlemaine Bridging the gap: Films about refugee experience Thursday 3 May – Sunday 3 June, Theatre Royal Castlemaine, see here for Human Flow screenings and here for The other side of hope
Geelong Film Festival – Refugee Week Monday June 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Free event, showcasing a collection of short films created by refugee young people from Geelong, acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of Geelong. Festival provided by City of Greater Geelong. Book here
Geelong The Staging Post Screening Monday June 18, 7 – 9 pm, The Pivotonian Cinema, Cnr Moorabool and Verner Sts, South Geelong.
Tickets $16 Book here:
Barwon Heads Hear Our Stories Wednesday 20th June at 7.30, Barwon Heads Bowls Club, 18 Geelong Rd., Barwon Heads. Trained speakers from the Geelong region will talk about their experiences as refugees.
Queenscliff Human Flow film screening, presented by Borough of Queenscliff Sunday 24th June, 1.30pm, Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth St Queenscliff.
Bookings support Queenscliff Rural Australians for Refugees legal appeal for people seeking asylum, and Queenscliff Uniting Church Light up A Life, providing camp outings for refugee families.
Book here
Melbourne Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time screening screening Friday June 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, RMIT Building 80, 445 Swanston Street Facebook event here
Welcome Refugees – Refugee Week Projection & Speak Out Friday June 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Rd Facebook event here


Batemans Bay The Same Moon Art Exhbition Thursday June 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Exhibition of Artworks, Poetry and Story Telling at Batemans Bay Library More info here
Moruya Meeting Basic Needs Sale Saturday June 23, 8:30 – 12:00 at Art Central Gardens, next to Moruya Market Facebook event here


Denmark Music From Manus film screening Saturday June 2 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Denmark Arts Hub, Mt Shadforth Road, Denmark More info here
Sydney No Friend But the Mountains – Behrouz Boochani book launch Thursday August 2, 6.30pm at Io Myers Studio, 2 High Street Kensington Book here

For other Refugee Week events (Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June) search the listing on the Refugee week website here

Border politics film

Border Politics is a new feature documentary with Julian Burnside, exploring the way in which the western world is dealing with the current refugee crisis and how that impacts on our democratic rights. The documentary will be touring to cinemas in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in coming weeks.

List of screenings and how to book here

See also

Regular rallies and vigils


Ballina: Fortnightly on Wednesdays. 4.30pm-5.30pm – at the traffic lights, on the river side of the intersection of Kerr and River St, Ballina.
Ballina Region for Refugees – Vigil

1) Every Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Crn Hunter & Auckland Sts, Newcastle – Vigil against Detention of Refugee Children
and also on Newcastle Rd at Jesmond Park on Thursdays at 5:00 pm.

2) First Saturday of every month – 2pm – Wheeler Place,
Newcastle – #CantStandBy

Lismore: Every Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, outside MP Kevin Hogan’s office, Molesworth Street, Lismore.

Nowra: Every Friday, 10am -12 noon, Vigil outside Ann Sudmalis’ office, Suite 3, 59 Junction Street, Nowra

Sydney: Every Friday 6-7pm at the Queen Victoria statue in front of QVB Facebook event here


Adelaide Every Friday, 5.15-7pm, Parliament house steps, North Terrace. #BringThemHere Weekly Vigil.


1) Every Friday from 11:00 until 1:00. Tassie Nannas knit and interact with passers-by in the Elizabeth Mall in Hobart (toward the Liverpool Street end . You don’t need to be a knitter (tuition, wool and needles are available) or a nanna to join us. Further information:

2) Monthly – 5-6pm, first Friday of every month, Honk-a-thon.
Hobart locals raise their voices and horns to highlight the Australian Federal Government’s human rights abuses towards people seeking asylum. Corner Murray and Macquarie streets, Hobart. Amnesty Tasmania Refugee Team.


Bendigo: Monthly – 5.00pm – 5.30pm On the Friday following the second Tuesday of each month. Bendigo Roadside Demonstrations – #CloseTheCamps, #BringThemHere
Corner of Pall Mall and View Street, Bendigo (near the Fountain)

Geelong: Fortnightly on Thursdays (from October) – Geelong. 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Silent Vigil, outside Myer, Lt Malop Street. Geelong Vigil Group.

Melbourne (Coburg): Every Tuesday, 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children weekly vigil. Cnr. Bell St. and Sydney Rd. Coburg.

Melbourne (Box Hill North): Every Thursday 4.15-5.15 pm, Corner of Belmore and Elgar Rds, Box Hill North. Chisholm-Deakin Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children.

Wangaratta: The first Friday of each month, 3.30-4.30 pm (until December), outside Cathy McGowan’s office – 117 Murphy St. Wangaratta.

Warrnambool: Rotating days each week at 11:00 am outside Dan Tehan’s office, 73 Kepler Street, Warrnambool. Contact Love Makes a Way for roster.


Nationwide phone marathon: Every Wednesday. A nationwide phone marathon to tell politicians that Australians want a complete amnesty for all the asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru. Call or email your local MP and the Senators for your state, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

#CantStandBy: 2pm 1st Saturday every month. Choose from 147 pre-planned locations in five capital cities across the country.

Other national events lists

    1. RAR Events Calendar
    2. RCOA News and Events
    3. RCOA Events Calendar