Sunday, 14 June 2020 (All day) to Saturday, 20 June 2020 (All day)

Online & Virtual

It’s well known that crises can provide fertile ground for innovation, so the RCOA HQ (Refugee Council of Australia Head Quarter) have been plotting away and getting creative. As a result, we’re delighted to announce that from 14-20 June 2020, we will be bringing you the first ever virtual Refugee Week!  The RCOA were hardly going to let a global health pandemic get in the way of celebrating Australia’s incredible refugee communities.  Whether or not we’re still in lockdown come June, our Refugee Week team will be bringing you an awesome line-up so that you can join the celebrations from your own home.   

RCOA are delighted to have joined forces with SBS Food Online for Refugee Week 2020 as part of our ‘share a meal, share a story’ initiative.  You’ll be able to watch and cook along with people from refugee backgrounds as they share delicious dishes from their home cuisines and tell us what that dish means to them.  And that’s not all- members of Australia’s refugee communities are offering up their talents to help us bring you an exciting week of entertainment.  Think creative arts, thought-provoking discussions, movies and more. If you or someone you know is from a refugee background and would like to participate in the events or be a Refugee Week Ambassador, please complete this form Also for the first time in 2020, we’ll be offering tailor-made resources for schools, and workplaces.  And if you find yourself with more time on your hands these days, what better way to spend your time than planning your own virtual event?  

Become a sponsor

Refugee Week is only made possible by our wonderful sponsors. By going virtual, this year's sponsors will be gaining exposure to a wider audience than ever before. If you’re interested in sponsoring the first ever virtual Refugee Week, get in touch with  

How to be involved

You can get involved in Refugee Week 2020 by hosting an online event, watching a film with your friends and family, sharing content on social media, listening to a podcast and many more. You can check out our website for great ideas of how to be involved.

If you know of any films, poems, songs, videos, articles that you think would be great to share during Refugee Week, please send them through to and we will add them to our website!

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