Victoria’s diversity is continually enriched by the presence of a significant population of people from a refugee background. While the number of arrivals may vary from time to time, Victoria continues to welcome people from a refugee background who have sought refugee as a result of conflict and social upheaval.
Refugee Action Program
The Refugee Action Program (RAP) supports local community-based partnerships between service agencies and communities from a refugee background to identify local issues and concerns and plan tailored, community-owned responses. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship currently provides funding to ten organisations to deliver the Refugee Action Program across metropolitan Melbourne and in regional Victoria.more >
The VMC is proud to support Victoria's Refugee Week activites. The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) works with agencies around Australia to coordinate Refugee Week, a national celebration which coincides with World Refugee Day, celebrated internationally on 20 June.more about Refugee Week >
Refugee Recognition Record
The Victorian Government acknowledges the achievements made by people from a refugee background to our community, through the Victorian Refugee Recognition Record which is held annually during Refugee Week.more >