The Welcome Scroll

New arrivals, Burundian refugee and Sunraysia residents, Pacifique and Samanatha Ndayisaba with their beautiful daughter Monica, watch on as Deputy Mayor, Cr Jason Modica signs the Welcome Scroll on behalf of the Mildura Rural City Council.  Mildura Rural City Council was declared a Refugee Welcome Zone in 2002.

There are now 161 Refugee Welcome Zone (RWZ) councils across australia.

The Refugee Welcome Zone declaration is a public commitment in spirit to:

  • Welcoming refugees in to our community
  • Upholding the human rights of refugees
  • Demonstrating compassion for refugees
  • Enhancing cultural and religious diversity in our community

Launched at the 2016 Rural Australians for Refugees National Conference
The Welcome Scroll is a joint initiative of:

Currently the Welcome Scroll is on a national journey, visiting Refugee Welcome Zone Councils (RWZ).

The success of this project demonstrates the genuine goodwill and support for the successful resettlement of refugees in our country.

For information email: 
Phone: 0417 313 037
And visit the Welcome Scroll website