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.
Settlement Coordination Unit
The Victorian Government’s Settlement Coordination Unit (SCU) was established to facilitate a more coordinated and targeted approach to service delivery and support for newly arrived migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria. The SCU works with departments and agencies across the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, as well as the community sector, to improve both access to and the effectiveness of services for recent arrivals. The Unit also supports programs and initiatives to assist recent arrivals to actively engage with the wider community.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 >