Refugee Week 2022
Australia is celebrating Refugee Week 2022 from 19-25 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 930,000 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.
Message from the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Our humanitarian settlement services are among the best in the world. They help refugees and humanitarian entrants build independence and participate fully in their new Australian community.
These services help to strengthen new arrivals’ sense of belonging and increase their ability to join the work force and participate in society, where their contributions benefit all Australians.
The work of humanitarian settlement service providers and the partnerships across many sectors are delivering innovative services to help refugees and humanitarian entrants successfully build new lives in Australia.
To showcase this work, captured on this page are some of the many inspiring stories of former refugees and their settlement journey.