The City of Wollongong welcomes refugees.
We have many residents who first came to Wollongong as refugees, and we continue to welcome more people seeking refuge from around the world every year.
Refugees contribute to the cultural richness of our city.
We support our local refugee communities through community-based education programs and Refugee Week activities.
You can read about Wollongong’s refugee communities in the document below:
Refugee Communities in the Illawarra PDF, 209.64 KB
You can also check out some of our local Refugee Stories.
- Refugee Council of Australia
- Roads to Refuge
- Refugee Week Resource Kit
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
- UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
- Refugee Myths and Facts
- Working Ethically with Refugees
Council also hosts Illawarra Refugee Issues Forum, an interagency group for services working with community members from a refugee background. Call us on (02) 4227 7111 for more information.
Here are some key non-Council groups that provide services and support to multicultural communities in Wollongong:
Community Hubs are welcoming places where migrant and refugee families, particularly mothers with young children, come to connect, share, and learn.
There are three Community Hubs in the Wollongong area:
Illawarra Refugee Challenge
The Illawarra Refugee Challenge is an interactive learning experience for local students. Watch the video below to find out more.
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