Melbourne is celebrating World Refugee Day in the most appropriate way by offering free admission to the Immigration Museum today.

Organised as part of National Refugee Week, the Immigration Museum is hosting a number of events during the week to lift awareness and knowledge about refugees. This year the museum is hosting the giant Inflatable Refugee Global Art Project, which has now come to our Yarra River.

This year’s Melbourne Refugee Week will culminate with a Winter Solstice: Winter of Welcome event at Federation Square on Saturday, 24 June 2017.

Another major event of the festival is Australia’s first ever Refugee Film Festival at Melbourne’s Cinema Nova on till the 23 June.

In Australia, Refugee Week is coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and hosts more than 350 events across the country. The week is being celebrated throughout Australia and in multiple locations in Victoria.

The week aims to educate the Australian public about who refugees are and why they have come to Australia. The week has been celebrated in Australia since 1986.

See the full list of events for National Refugee Week and find out more about the Refugee Film Festival.


Date: 18-24 June

Place: Multiple locations

Refugee Week Website

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