Resettling those in need
Australia is celebrating Refugee Week 2023 from 18-24 June. It is an opportunity to reflect on Australia's long history of resettling refugees and others in humanitarian need, and acknowledge the many contributions they make to Australia.
Since the end of the Second World War Australia has accepted more than 950,000 refugees and humanitarian entrants. Refugees have brought diversity to our cities, suburbs and towns. This diversity has helped create the Australia that we know and enjoy today.
A message from the Governor-General
His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd) reflects on the many contributions that refugees make to Australia, in this special message.
The AMEP empowering refugees
Hear how learning English through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) has helped improve the lives of refugees Totoya and Roya.
Get involved with Refugee Week 2023
There are many ways you can participate in Refugee Week 2023, whether you’re an individual, community organisation, school, local government, business and sponsor. Visit the
Refugee Council of Australia to find out how you can be involved.
inspiring stories of refugees who have built new lives in Australia, and the skills and ideas they’ve contributed to our multicultural society.