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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 

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Bannockburn, Victoria

    Freedom Stories Screening. Bannockburn Cultural Centre
    Facebook event here

  • Tuesday, 23 April, 2019. 6pm. Wills Candidates’ Forum
    Brunswick (Melbourne) 
    hosted by Northsiders with Refugees
    Brunswick Uniting Church, 212-214 Sydney Rd Brunswick
    Bookings here
  • Tuesday, 23 April, 2019. 7.30pm. Corangamite Meet the Candidates – Refugee Policy  Torquay Football Club Spring Creek Pavilion
    Facebook Event here
  • Monday, 29 April 2019. 6pm A Refugee Action Coalition forum
    NSW Teachers Federation Building, 23-33 Mary St Surry Hills
    Speakers include: Lucy Fiske (Senior Lecturer, Social and Political Sciences, UTS)
  • Monday, 29 April 2019, 6.30-8pm. The case for closing the camps and welcoming the boats. ANMF Vic Branch, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
    Facebook event here
  • Monday, 6 May, 2019. 9-10am Broadmeadows (Melbourne)
    Court Rally: End the secrecy – End the abuse – Free Ali

    Broadmeadows Magistrates Court, 19 Dimboola Rd, Broadmeadows.
    Facebook 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.

Every Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Crn Hunter & Auckland Sts, (in front of the Newcastle City Hall)
Vigil against Detention of Refugee Children

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 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 lists on  …  RAR Events Calendar