Refugee Council of Australia

Published: 5 Oct 2016

State/Province: New South Wales
Contact Person: CEO: Paul Power
Information and Policy Coordinator: Lucy Morgan
International Policy Coordinator: Louise Olliff
Telephone: 02 9211 9333
Fax: 02 9211 9288
Street Address: Head Office Suite 4A6, 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. It has more than 130  organisational members and 250 individual members. The priority activities for RCOA are set by its members, as represented by an elected Board.Members of the Council are involved in many areas of refugee support including: assisting refugees in countries of first asylum and when they repatriate to their homelands; providing settlement support to refugees in Australia; providing protection and legal advice to refugees and asylum seekers; advocating on behalf of a particular refugee community.RCOA endeavours to support its Members in these endeavours. Another of the Refugee Council’s roles is to provide training to service providers and groups. RCOA can design training packages specifically to meet your needs on a wide range of refugee-related areas. RCOA’s own work is centred around five key areas: policy, support for refugees, support for its Members, community education and administration. RCOA is a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN).