Refugee Week 2018

Let us know your ideas and plans for
Refugee Week 2018

Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June 

Download the Refugee Week – Group Events 2018 template, fill it in, and send it to Don’t forget to mention which group you are

Refugee Week 2018 Poster

Refugee Council of Australia

Refugee Week provides an opportunity for the Australian public to recognise and better understand the courage and contribution of refugees. People from across the world who have sought and in some cases found, safety in Australia. Hearing their stories during refugee week reminds us that these powerful people are defined by so much more than their past. People who today are making many valuable contributions to Australian society and who show immense courage and resilience.

Refugee Week is an opportunity for ordinary Australians, advocates, faith groups, schools, politicians, organisations, artists and communities to show their support and stand #WithRefugees. 

And you can also register you event with the Refugee Council of Australia 

For Refugee Week information and events visit the The Refugee Week Website

Ration Challenge Australia 2018

Eat the same rations as a refugee for one week – just a small amount of rice, oil, lentils, chickpeas, beans, fish and flour- and get sponsored to do it. The money you raise will provide food rations, medicine and education for refugees; and support other vulnerable communities around the world.

P: 1800 025 101

Screen The Staging Post at your local cinema during Refugee Week 2018

Film maker Jolyon Hoff recommends a wonderful film made by two inspirational people.

Trailer here: The Staging Post
The film follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. One of them, Muzafar a Hazara refugee from Afghanistan, was a presenter at our national RAR conference. The DVD was released at RCOA’s Refugee Alternatives Conference in 2018. The Staging Post – Teachers Guide

Over 20 Screenings of The Staging Post have already been booked for Refugee Week

    1. Sat 16th, Maleny RSL 5pm ()
    2. Sun 17th, Adelaide Box Factory, Adelaide City Council. 6pm (Tickets)
    3. Mon 18th, Pivotonian Cinema, Geelong, Avail soon.
    4. Mon 18th, New Empire Cinema, Bowral. 7pm (Tickets)
    5. Tues 19th, Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads (Tickets)
    6. Tues 19th, Gala Cinema, Warrawong (Tickets)
    7. Wed 20th, Belgrave Cinema, Armidale. Avail soon.
    8. Wed 20th, Shirley Bourke Theatre, Parkdale. (Tickets)
    9. Thurs 21st, Maritime Museum, Sydney. Avail soon.
    10. Fri 22nd, Lumen Christi, Pambula. 11.30am.
    11. Senior citizens welcome.  RSVP @ school by 19th June 64958888
    12. Fri 22nd, Bega funhouse, Bega Valley. 6pm. Tickets at door.
    13. Sat 23rd, Cairns Esplanade, Cairns. 6:30pm. Free screening.
    14. Sat 23rd, Regent Cinema, Ballarat 4:30pm. Avail soon.
    15. Sat 23rd, Kerang, Nthn District Community Health, Kerang. 7:30pm. (more info)
    16. Sun 24th, Sun Cinema, Bairnsdale. 7pm. (Tickets)
    17. Mon 25th, Tambo Upper Primary. School
    18. Tues 26th, Nagle College, School.
    19. Wed 27th, State Theatre, Hobart 6:15pm. Tickets
    20. Thurs 28th, Armchair Cinema, Mansfield. 5pm. Avail soon
    21. Fri 29th, Catholic College, Ararat. ()
    22. Sat 30th, Star Cinema, Bendigo. 3:30pm (Tickets)

If you think your community group, cinema or school might like to screen the film during Refugee Week please contact 

Jolyon, a film maker from Adelaide, is currently working in Nepal.

The Staging Post documentary is about how the CRLC has been established and how the CRLC changed so many refugees lives. This film tells a different narrative of refugees’ life as resilient, resourceful, innovative to create a community around education.

The Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre (CRLC) is a refugee established and managed school located just outside of Jakarta, Indonesia. It has been operating since August 2014 and now has 7 classrooms, 12 teachers, 6 administration staff and nearly 200 students – all refugees.

For further information please

  • email 
  • or use the website contact form

Find more information on other refugee films, books here