Improving policy, practice and public support

This two day conference, hosted by Refugee Council of Australia in conjunction with the University of Melbourne will again bring together a broad range of expertise covering topics of displacement; protection; cooperation; wellbeing; resilience; education; advocacy; and unity from across the country and across the globe. This Conference will continue to highlight the extensive and complimentary expertise brought to the Conference discussions, notably and vitally, that of lived experience.

Call For Visual And Performing Artists

Call for Visual and Performing artists

We are seeking expressions of interest from artists wishing to exhibit or perform at the forthcoming conference on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th February, 2018. This curated exhibition will include screen-based work, visual arts and live performances. We look forward to many expressions…

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Could This Spot Be Yours?

Could this spot be yours?

Sponsor Refugee Alternatives 2018. See here for exciting sponsorship opportunities and do not hesitate to contact us to find out all the ways you can participate. All sponsorship details can be found here.

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2018 Conference Confirmed!

2018 Conference confirmed!

We are delighted that the the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne is joining us to host the 2018 Refugee Alternatives Conference. The Conference will be held in the wonderful Arts West, a new building located at…

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Research Workshop

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute is hosting a one-day research workshop on Monday 12 February.


Learn from speakers with lived experience and others in the sector and academia

2017 Report

See the Outcomes from the February 2017 Conference plus the Supplementary report.


Keen to get involved? We are seeking volunteers for a number of roles. Find out more here & apply today!

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This is an opportunity to gain exposure to an audience of hundreds of attendees at the conference and thousands of engaged and interested people who will be visiting the website and associated events.

Please see the sponsorship opportunities available. If you would like more information about any sponsorship or the work of RCOA, please don’t hesitate to contact Ewan Isbister at or on (02) 9211 9333.

To make a online donation by credit card using our secure donations system.