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Regular rallies and vigils
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Upcoming events

31 August 2018 – 2pm-3.15pm – Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on refugees, migrants and integration – Venue: Colombo Theatre A, Colombo House, UNSW Sydney.

Join Ahmed Hussen, lawyer, refugee and national leader on Friday 31 August, at UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, to hear his singular insights into Canada’s efforts to successfully integrate new citizens.

Bookings –

26-27 September 2018 – Diasporas in Action conference – University of Melbourne

Innovative ideas and fresh perspectives from Ausrtalia and internationally about the ways in which diasporas contribute to peace-building, development and humanitarian responses.

Early bird registrations will be open until Sunday 12th August. Full price tickets will go on sale from the 13th of August.  Get your tickets here

6-7 October 2018 – South Sudanese National Conference 2018 – Sydney

Conference Objectives:

  1. To bring together leadership of South Sudanese community organisations across Australia to forge stronger bonds between different State-based organisations.
  2. To identify common challenges and issues affecting South Sudanese nationally and to identify strategies to address those issues.
  3. To identify strengths and interests of South Sudanese community members nationally and identify ways of building on those strengths.
  4. To develop collaborative projects between different State-based organisations.
  5. To share successes and positive initiatives from different States and learn from those.
  6. To identify ways South Sudanese diaspora in Australia can contribute to peace and prosperity in the Republic of South Sudan.
  7. To develop joint approaches towards advocating on issues relevant to all South Sudanese community members in Australia – nationally and internationally.

For information about the Conference, contact Mr. Emmanuel Kondok, Chairperson of the Community of South Sudan and Other Marginalised Areas (CSSOMA).
Phone: 0423 936 096  Email:

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.  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

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

1) Every Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Crn Hunter & Auckland Sts, (in front of the Newcastle City Hall) – Vigil against Detention of Refugee Children
2) First Saturday of every month – 2pm – Wheeler Place,
Newcastle – #CantStandBy

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

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 – 5.30pm-6.30pm Every Friday. Vigils outside State Library:
Hosted by Melbourne Public Vigils – Refugees Off Nauru &  Manus

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.

Melbourne (Brighton): 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

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 events are listed lists on  …

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