Community Conversations

Discover why people seek asylum, understand the situations they face, and hear from those who've experienced it themselves.
The “Tree of Life” symbolises peace. It was painted by Mitra, who arrived in Australia as an asylum seeker, for the In Search of Safety program.
The “Tree of Life” symbolises peace. It was painted by Mitra, who arrived in Australia as an asylum seeker, for the In Search of Safety program.

Who seeks asylum? Why do they come to Australia? What is life like for them now?

There are many questions and misunderstandings about people seeking safety. That’s why Red Cross is offering schools, community groups and workplaces a chance to discuss the issues they hear about on the news.

Our sessions offer a neutral and impartial space to ask questions, encourage conversations and foster empathy. They combine facts, thought-provoking presentations and enlightening stories from people with first-hand experience of seeking safety and being granted protection.

Empathy is an important ingredient in the fabric of a healthy society. In Search of Safety assists in giving people the capacity to share and recognise emotions and issues experienced by asylum seekers and refugees, possibly assisting in creating a more loving, flexible and understanding society in general.
Carsten Ostergaard Pedersen, In Search of Safety volunteer presenter

Learn more about the sessions

Primary schools
Empathy starts at a young age: workshops for children aged 10-12.
High schools and colleges
Our Pathways to Protection program is designed for teenagers and young adults.
Workplaces and community groups
Learn, share and contribute to meaningful discussions within your community.

Book your session today

NSW/ACT
Phone 0466 491 413
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88 Murray St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

NT
Phone 0420 900 953
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CASCOM Centre, Stage 3 Level 1, 13 Scaturchio Street, Casuarina NT 0810

QLD
Phone 07 3367 5604
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49 Park Road, Milton QLD 4064

SA – Adelaide
Phone 08 8100 4619
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212 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000

SA – Mt Gambier
Phone 08 8725 3622
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49 Helen Street, Mount Gambier SA 5290

TAS
Phone 0408 727 649
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123 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000

VIC
Phone 0478 320 011
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23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

WA
Phone 08 9225 8825
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110 Goderich St, East Perth WA 6004

More information

Get the facts
What you need to know to have an informed conversation about refugees and people seeking asylum.
Get involved
Join our movement – volunteer, donate, or just start a conversation!
Learning resources
Learn. Share. Act. What do you know? Where can you find out more? What can you do?

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