Helping refugees

Australia has a long and proud tradition of resettling refugees and vulnerable people in humanitarian need. Refugees are seeking protection from conflict and trauma the likes of which are hard to imagine.

With the right support, refugees can make extraordinary contributions and become outstanding members of society. There are lots of ways you can help our newest arrivals build their lives in Australia.

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Meet Darwich
“If they help us today, one day we will help them.” Watch Darwich’s story at the Refugee Stories page. Darwich is one of the thousands of refugees Australia has recently welcomed.
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Refugee stories

Everyone who comes to Australia has a story to tell. Read and watch personal stories from refugees and community members who are supporting them.

Government support

Settlement Services provide early, tailored and intensive support to thousands of humanitarian entrants (including refugees) each year. This page includes information on this support the Government provides.

Media hub

This page provides media with information and resources about the settlement process and details of Australia’s humanitarian intake from Syria and Iraq.

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