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Refugee Welcome Zone

City of Adelaide welcomes refugees and asylum seekers to the City and acknowledges the difficult journey men, women and children make to Australia to seek our protection.

We also celebrate the wonderful cultural diversity that refugees and asylum seekers bring to our community and the tremendous contributions refugees have made to Australian society in the fields of medicine, science, engineering, sport, education and the arts. 

In August 2014 City of Adelaide declared the City of Adelaide a Refugee Welcome Zone.

Refugee Welcome Zones are an initiative of the Refugee Council of Australia.

Watch our video below to learn more about the City of Adelaide as a Refugee Welcome Zone.

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is Australia's annual campaign to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions they make to Australian society. The theme for Refugee Week for 2015 to 2017 will be “With courage let us all combine”. Taken from the second verse of the national anthem, the theme celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice. It serves as a call for unity and for positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and to acknowledge the skills and energy refugees bring to their new home.

Refugee Week Events

Every year, Council celebrates Refugee Week with a range of free activities in our Community Centres which bring the local community together to embrace the stories of refugees and acknowledge their contribution.

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