Refugee Alternatives Conference 2019

19 & 20 February, UniSA City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia

The Refugee Alternatives Conference brings 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. By partnering with those that are best placed to find solutions to current issues, the Refugee Alternatives Conference is an important event that engages the vast knowledge and expertise of those with lived experiences. 

Over the course of the two days, participants from refugee backgrounds, academia, service provision, advocacy, policymaking, government and engaged individuals come together to collaborate and discuss policy and practice.

A Platform For Change

A Platform for Change

The theme for this year’s conference is the refugee sector’s ‘Platform for Change’ - our call for five key changes to Australian refugee policy. This is what we want to see in Australia, and this is what we will…

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Whats On This Conference Week?

Whats On this Conference Week?

As well as two action-packed days for the Refugee Alternatives Conference, there are a number of additional events and activities taking place. From the Pre Conference Academic Forum brought to you by our co-hosts at MARRNet, to the SAANA…

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Welcome Manal Younus!

Welcome Manal Younus!

We are thrilled to have Manal Younus, accomplished Australian-based storyteller from Eritrea, joining us for the Refugee Alternatives Conference 2019! Throughout her writing, speaking and poetry, Manal explores issues of youth leadership, gender and female empowerment, faith, blackness, culture, language,…

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 Applications for the 2019 team are now open!


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

Past Conferences

Find out about our past events in 2017 and 2018

Register for 2019 now!

Early bird tickets are on sale now for a limited time. Register today and don’t miss out.

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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.

If you would like more information about any sponsorship or the work of RCOA, please don’t hesitate to contact Georgie McGrillen at or (02) 9211 9333

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