Welcome to Rural Australians for Refugees

We are currently building our new national website and will be adding content regularly.

In the meantime –

For current news

We invite you to consider how you might work with us

  • Join one of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker support groups.  There are many RAR groups, community groups, church groups working to improve the lives of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Engage in Fundraising,  Awareness- raising, and/or  Advocacy
  • If there is no group near you, consider starting one
  • Visit Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Detention Centres

Want to have your Asylum Seeker or Refugee Support group listed on our website?  Send details to RAR Admin –

Visit Rural Australians for Refugees group Facebook pages and keep up-to-date with issues and events

Email your local Rural Australians for Refugee Group

  • RAR Apollo Bay – 
  • RAR Bellingen and Nambucca Districts – 
  • RAR Bega Valley – 
  • RAR Bendigo – 
  • RAR Braidwood – 
  • RAR Castlemaine – 
  • RAR Great Lakes – 
  • RAR Queanbeyan – 
  • RAR Queenscliff – 
  • RAR Surf Coast – 
  • RAR Warrnambool – 

 For RAR Groups listed below, please email RAR Admin at 

  • RAR Aireys Inlet
  • RAR Ararat/Stawell
  • RAR Ballarat
  • RAR Daylesford
  • RAR East Gippsland
  • RAR Goulburn
  • RAR Latrobe Valley
  • RAR Macedon Ranges 
  • RAR Maryborough (Victoria)
  • RAR Phillip Island


Refugee Council of Australia (ROCA)

Amnesty International – Refugee Network

Amnesty Interational – Groups by State

Amnesty International – Individual Groups

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) – Victoria

  • Website – www.asrc.org.au/
  • Facebook – ASRC
  • Email – 

Asylum Seekers Centre – NSW

Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce

  • Website – http://www.australianchurchesrefugeetaskforce.com.au/
  • Email – 



  • Website – www.getup.org.au/
  • Facebook – GetUp
  • Email – 

Julian Burnside

Refugee Advocacy Network (RAN) – Victoria


Bathurst Refugee Support Group (NSW)

Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group (NSW)

Break O’Day Welcome and Support Group (Tasmania)

Buddies Refugee Support Group – (Sunshine Coast, Qld)

Canberra Refugee Action Committee (ACT)

  • Website –  Canberra RAC
  • Facebook – Canberra RAC
  • Email – 

Compassion and Justice for Refugees – Upper Spencer Gulf (SA)

  • Facebook – Compassion & Justice for Refugees – Upper Spencer Gulf 
  • Email c/- RAR – 

CRAG – Combined Refugee Action Group (Geelong, Vic)

  • Facebook – CRAG
  • Email – 

DASSAN – Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network (NT)

GADRC – Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children (Victoria)

Hampton Asylum-Seeker Support Group

  • Email – c/- RAR Admin at