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Upcoming Actions
Regular rallies and vigils
Links for other national Lists of Events

Upcoming actions

For other events, please check –
RAR Events Calendar
Rights and Freedoms Calendar 

2 July – 12 Noon Canberra Convergence #DefendMedevacBill
Facebook event here

18 July – 20 July  AUSTRALIA-WIDE:

6th Anniversary – Manus and Nauru

Thurs 18 July

  • Newcastle Thursday, 18th 5 – 6pm, King St, opp Trades Hall
    Newcastle Facebook event here

Friday 19 July

  • Nowra  10-12pm cnr Berry And Junction Streets.
  • Hobart 12.30 The famous Tassie Nannas plan to walk from Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Mall (their regular knotting spot) with posters, banners and knitted chains to the office of Senator Jonathan Duniam, taking a letter to deliver to him. Other groups (eg Amnesty) are welcome to join us.
  • Hobart  4:30-6p.m. on the corner of Murray and Macquarie St.
    Facebook event here
  • Bendigo 5pm Friday, 19 July event here

Saturday, 20 July 2019 

  • Sydney 2pm Sydney Town Hall
    FB event here
  • Melbourne 2pm State Library
    FB event here
  • Brisbane 2pm Queens Park
    FB event here
  • Perth 10.30am Forest Place
    FB event here
  • Adelaide 2pm Parliament
    FB event here
  • Canberra: 1pm cnr Northbourne Ave & London Cct, Civic
    FB event here


Regular rallies and vigils


Weekly protests on Fridays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
At the corner of Marsh and Dumaresq Streets in Armidale.

Rural Australians for Refugees – Armidale

Fortnightly vigils 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

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

Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Crn Hunter & Auckland Sts, (in front of the Newcastle City Hall)
and  outside Sharon Claydon’s office.

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

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

Every Friday 5.30-7pm
At the Queen Victoria statue in front of QVB

Facebook event here

First Friday of each month from 8am to 8.30am
First Friday Vigil for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

Outside office of Cathy O’Toole MP, corner of Nathan Street and Ross River Road.
More information: Facebook Events button


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


Every Monday, until Jan 13, 2020 – 8am
Vigil for Manus & Nauru
Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart
The Justice Society
Facebook event here


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

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.


5.30pm-6pm – Thursday evening vigils – Torquay – KidsoffalloffCorner of Surf Coast Hwy and Darian Rd, Torquay, Victoria. Facebook event here
Surf Coast Rural Australians for Refugees are extending these vigils until the remaining children are taken off Nauru.#kidsoffalloff

Weekly – Mondays 11am to 12noon.

Outside Catherine Kings Office. 5 Lydiard St. Nth. Ballarat.
RAR Ballarat, Ballarat GADRC

Monthly – 5.30pm – 6pm On the third Friday each month.

Bendigo Roadside Demonstrations – #CloseTheCamps, #BringThemHere
Corner of Pall Mall and View Street, Bendigo (near the Fountain)
RAR Bendigo, Bendigo GADRC, Bendigo Amnesty

Brighton (Melbourne):
Once a week
Bayside Refugee Advocacy and and Support Association (BRASA) hoist an 8 meter banner reading “Bring the refugees to safety now” on Nepean Highway or alternatively Beach Road, Brighton. Contact BRASA

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

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

5.30pm – 6.30pm Every Friday.
Vigils outside State Library:

Hosted by Melbourne Public Vigils – Refugees Off Nauru &  Manus

First Friday of each month, 3.30-4.30 pm (until December 2018)
Outside Cathy McGowan’s office – 117 Murphy St. Wangaratta.

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.

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

Other events are listed on  …  RAR Events Calendar