Hume City Council Celebrates Refugee Week 2024

Published on 20 June 2024

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Hume City Council reaffirms its commitment to supporting refugees and asylum seekers by hosting a series of events to celebrate Refugee Week 2024, highlighting the resilience and contributions of refugees in our community.

From Sunday 16 June to Saturday 22 June, Refugee Week aims to raise awareness about global refugee issues while celebrating the positive impact of refugees in Australia. This year's theme, "Finding Freedom: Family", celebrates the stories of refugees who, despite challenges, find freedom within the embrace of their families.

To mark the occasion, Hume City Council invites residents and visitors to our Refugee Week Celebration event at Town Hall Broadmeadows on Friday, 21 June, from 4pm to 8.30pm. This free event, organized in partnership with Arabic Welfare, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Banksia Gardens Community Services, and Spectrum, will feature:

  • Cultural art and performances
  • Cultural food
  • Children’s activities such as henna art
  • Community stalls showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of our community

Additionally, don’t miss:

  • Author Talk with Abdi Aden at Sunbury Library on Thursday, June 20
  • HAKIMA Exhibition by Aseel Tayeh, featuring diverse cultural expressions and community stories at Town Hall Broadmeadows

Hume City Council stands as a 'Refugee Welcome Zone,' actively promoting inclusivity and advocating for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. As an executive member of the Local Government Mayoral Taskforce Supporting People Seeking Asylum, the Council collaborates with 39 councils across Australia to address systemic challenges faced by asylum seekers, supporting initiatives such as the Back Your Neighbour Campaign.

To learn more about our commitment to raising awareness of the issues affecting refugees and people seeking asylum, visit