Actions, rallies, vigils and events across Australia
for refugee supporters:
The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (OPCAT)
OPCAT will visit Australia, possibly in early 2020, to shine a light on abuses in places of detention. Can you provide information? Find out how.
Rallies & Actions
#toNZ Urgent Action
Ask your MP about #toNZ.
Please email or call your federal member and ask them these two questions:
1. What will it take for Australia to accept the NZ deal?
2. What will happen to the asylum seekers left in PNG if
we don’t accept the deal?
We are seeking to have every MP and Senator in the country be faced with these questions prior to an important meeting taking place next week.
Find your MP’s and your 12 State Senators’ contact details at
This is a high priority campaign, so please support this campaign to free those in PNG #toNZ:
• #toNZ Postcards – use for Prime Minister
• #toNZ Postcards – use for Members of Parliament
• #toNZ Postcards – use for Senators
#toNZ Postcards are provided by Rural Australians for Refugees.
OPCAT Inspection Australia
The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (OPCAT) will visit Australia, possibly in early 2020, to shine a light on abuses in places of detention. Can you provide information? Find out how. (October 2019 update).
- Please let us know about your rallies and actions – we will post the times and places here.
Rural Australians for Refugees events calendar.
Regular vigils and actions
Combined Refugee Action Group’s Jubilee Letter Campaign
Make a submission to Federal Parliament about refugee, asylum seeker or human rights issues currently under review. Individuals and faith groups are encouraged to join the Combined Refugee Action Group’s Jubilee Letter Campaign:
• CRAG’s Jubilee Campaign Cover Letter
• CRAG’s Jubilee Campaign – Letter Template
• CRAG’s Multi-Faith Letter Template
ARAN’s archive of past events across Australia.
Community Awareness & Education Events
ARAN has an arrangement with Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) to encourage members to post upcoming actions, events, vigils, rallies and campaigns on the RAR Events Calendar.
Community awareness and community education events are listed on the RAR calendar which can be searched on date, location (state) and key words.
To submit your calendar event via the ARAN website, add the details to the form below and click the ‘send’ button.
Publishing events on the calendar are at the sole discretion of RAR.
Submit details of your upcoming actions,
rallies, vigils and events