Welcome to Rural Australians for Refugees


Australian Human Rights Commission Report  – National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

Weekly News Roundup from Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Faculty of Law University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052 Australia.kaldors2

Monthly Bulletins from Refugee Council of Australia

Castlemaine Exhibition  Our Beautiful Names is an exhibition of art work from people in detention.

  • Art work, poetry and letters sent from Manus, Nauru, CI and mainland detention centres
  • A book of poetry will also be launched.
  • With speakers from PEN international, refugee artists and writers.
  • Music, food and of course the art work and words.
  • Castlemaine (Victoria) Launch 1pm -3pm Sunday 15th of March.

Justice for Refugees

Across Australia in cities and regional towns Palm Sunday is being observed by faith communities, academics, school students and ordinary Australians who are deeply disturbed by the current treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Palm Sunday “Walk for Justice for Refugees” – 29 March 2015

  • In ACT – 1pm
  • In Qld – 12 noon at King George Square, Brisbane CBD.
  • In SA – 1.30pm
  • In Victoria – 2pm
  • In WA – 1pm
  • In NSW – NB Note different date for Sydney – 1pm Sunday, April 19 (Due to NSW election on 28 March)

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
  • Letter Writing – to Politicians – MPs Addresses   Senators Addresses
  • Letter Writing – the Refugee Council of Australia has an initiative called Write to Be Heard.
  • Visit our Facebook Page – Rural Australians for Refugees

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

RAR Groups – Websites

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

Email your local Rural Australians for Refugee Group  

  • RAR Apollo Bay – 
  • RAR Aireys Inlet – 
  • RAR Armidale –  
  • 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 Ballarat
  • RAR Daylesford
  • RAR East Gippsland
  • RAR Goulburn
  • RAR Grampians/Gariwerd
  • RAR Latrobe Valley
  • RAR Macedon Ranges 
  • RAR Maryborough (Victoria)
  • RAR Phillip Island
  • RAR South Gippsland