June 6, 2022
Come celebrate Refugee Week with us! The Australian Refugee Association is proud to present a series of Refugee Week events throughout June exploring this year’s theme […]
May 26, 2022
Coming to Australia was about safety, security, a new start. They did not expect the uncertainty, trauma and stress that’s plagued them.
March 10, 2022
ARA's Migration agent Tamara van Mil-Koops shares the hope and grief of the challenges in reuniting families.
March 7, 2022
Terrified to leave and terrified to stay. Rasida is pregnant and lives in fear of her abusive partner. Leaving a violent home is a dangerous process. You can give Rasida a swift and safe escape by donating to the Emergency Support Service today.
December 23, 2021
ARA's new videos feature a medical professional explaining the development, safety, side effects, and importance of COVID-19 vaccination.
December 20, 2021
We are excited to release our 2020-2021 report, which shows how we help refugees put the pieces of the settlement puzzle together. It's an opportunity to share not only what we do, but more importantly why we do it.
December 19, 2021
Please note the ARA office is closed from the 24th of December until Monday 10th January.
November 5, 2021
After a violent break-in and constant harassment, Lena's children are too afraid to live at home. Lena herself is at breaking point, desperate to find a new home. You can give the hope and practical help they need by donating to the Emergency Support Service today.
August 25, 2021
If you feel helpless at the situation in Afghanistan, you can do something practical and life-changing to help local Afghans get their loved ones to safety. You can donate to Afghan Azizan, a special program offering free and subsidised migration assistance for local Afghans.
August 2, 2021
The Australian Refugee Association, the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health, the Burmese Chin community and the Syrian community have produced a series of safety videos, in language, about fire prevention and driving safety.
July 20, 2021
The ARA office will be closed for the SA COVID lockdown, but we can still help on the phone or online.
June 7, 2021
The Australian Refugee Association is proud to present a series of Refugee Week events throughout June exploring unity and connection. With ARA's Conversation, we'll explore and question what it is to be unified, through the lens of Australia's greatest preoccupation: sport. Our New Land, New Hope online and banner exhibition and Author Talks celebrate the contributions of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to their adopted homeland. And ARA's Youth Ambassadors will challenge the perceptions and myths about refugees in their first major workshop for the year.
June 2, 2021
The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to hit hard. At ARA, we hear heartbreaking stories like Sakina and Ari’s every day. For families facing tough times before the pandemic, the situation is now desperate.
April 20, 2021
44 new Youth Ambassadors begin their year of challenges The long awaited 6th ARA Youth Ambassador Camp in early April has set the scene for a […]
April 14, 2021
Like everyone, refugees have their dreams. Right now, the Emergency Support Service is a lifeline for three courageous people. Their plight, and their dreams for a better life are told in this post.
March 9, 2021
What’s On At ARA – July August September 2021 July Settlement Action Network (SAN) Meeting – via Zoom during SA Lockdown A quarterly gathering of community […]
March 3, 2021
Extended until March 14: New Land, New Hope exhibition it was wonderful to pay tribute recently to the people who shared their stories for our exhibition […]
January 13, 2021
ARA Homework Clubs will be returning from Monday the 1st of February
December 22, 2020
ARA and the Migration Museum present a new exhibition sharing the remarkable personal stories of some of the early refugees from the Horn of Africa region.
November 18, 2020
Ongoing updates on ARA's response to COVID19
November 13, 2020
Amir wanted to escape from the stress and uncertainly – he felt he needed to be in nature. He travelled to bushland in the Adelaide Hills and found a cave for shelter. In the depths of a freezing cold winter, and still at risk from this pandemic, Amir had nothing – no food, only the clothes on his back and a basic campfire he made for warmth.
November 9, 2020
Join us on Thursday November 24, 10AM to 3PM (ACDT) for a video stream via our Facebook or YouTube pages, or attend a screening of the webinar at one of seven locations across Adelaide's northern suburbs.
October 8, 2020
Remember how hard homework could be? The questions are difficult, there are time constraints and you don’t have your teacher on hand to help you when you when you get stuck.
September 18, 2020
With more than 65% of our clients based in the northern suburbs, ARA is merging its Underdale and Salisbury offices into one northern location during the first half of October
August 24, 2020
Where does Australia sit on the spectrum of intercultural competence? Join us for the online broadcast of the ARA 2020 Oration.
August 12, 2020
After being postponed in term 2, ARA's Homework Clubs return for term 3, following COVID-safe protocols.
August 3, 2020
ARA Bike Workshops are helping clients to thrive.
July 9, 2020
Learn bike safety and confidence in our new Bike Workshop, July 17 in Salisbury. Numbers are limited - register now!. Supported by the wonderful volunteers at the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop, and the Australian Government Department for Social Services.
June 15, 2020
ARA will mark World Refugee Day on Saturday June 20 with a livestream cooking event from the Migration Museum.
June 5, 2020
The new ARA Youth Ambassadors had their first official gathering, connecting via zoom.
June 4, 2020
Thanks to strong support from donors, ARA's Communities for Change program has been stepped up.
May 29, 2020
Anisa’s Alphabet is a new picture book about a child refugee’s journey, by award-winning Australian writer Mike Dumbleton and well-known illustrator Hannah Sommerville.
May 25, 2020
Jonas fled to Australia fearing for his life, with just the clothes on his back. Now his life is in peril once more. He is homeless, sleeping in his car. He is alone, unwell and in grave danger.
May 24, 2020
‘I’m so happy I can’t believe it!’ - That’s how Mara, a young mum who recently arrived in Australia, reacted to her new home and new hope for her two little girls.
May 18, 2020
ARA is celebrating the contribution of volunteers who give ARA's work a reach and depth far beyond the scope of our funding.
April 2, 2020
Mara came to Australia with just one wish – to create a new life for her little girls. But without your help, she and her children will soon be homeless amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 26, 2020
ARA homework clubs are one of ARA’s most effective and enduring initiatives. Read the results of the latest evaluation of this program.
February 24, 2020
Celebrate 30 years of African refugee settlement in this taste-fest of Ethiopian, Eritrean, Somali and South Sudanese cultures.
February 21, 2020
Our men’s backgammon group has had a great start, with 10 keen players attending.
February 20, 2020
2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Australian Refugee Association, formally known as the Indo China Refugee Association – one of the earliest refugee support agencies in Australia.
February 6, 2020
February 4, 2020
School’s back and so are our popular youth programs: Homework Club, ARA Hang Out and Art at ARA. Come along and join us!
January 23, 2020
The annual Young Women’s Leadership Camp was held in mid January, with 15 participants from various cultural backgrounds (Afghan, Burmese, Bhutanese, Congolese, Venezuelan – to name a few).
January 20, 2020
Exploring the health benefits of Art Therapy.
January 16, 2020
With traditional food, dance showcases and musical performances, ARA’s Bhutanese Health and Wellbeing Day in early January was a great success. Around 60 people came together at the Twelve25 Youth Centre, with a sign language interpreter available.
December 18, 2019
For two refugee families who arrived in Australia in 2016, the opportunity to buy a new home is a source of both excitement and gratitude.
December 13, 2019
ARA has been working with researchers from Flinders University to find out the impact of public spaces on the health and wellbeing of refugee young people.
December 5, 2019
We’re celebrating International Volunteer Day! Meet ARA volunteer Ena Tripura, who has had a remarkable journey from rural Bangladesh to the halls of Flinders University.
December 5, 2019
Come along and barrack for some ARA-backed football teams on December 20 at Lightsview Community Centre.
December 2, 2019
The Governor honours ARA’s long-serving volunteers.
November 13, 2019
Your donation can help ARA to continue its ground-breaking program addressing domestic violence
October 30, 2019
ARA's AGM was an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the past year and point the way forward with our new strategic plan.
October 24, 2019
ARA's Health Expo has been recognised for its innovation in health promotion and early intervention.
October 18, 2019
Community capacity building sessions held at ARA
October 10, 2019
Youth Ambassadors recently organised a multicultural celebration for their school community
September 14, 2019
ARA is offering courses in learner driver theory for both adults and young people in October.
September 9, 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to offer your skills in leadership and governance? ARA is currently seeking two individuals with relevant experience to join our board.
August 13, 2019
ARA's Youth Ambassador program is a leadership development opportunity for students in years 10 and 11. Read what Youth Ambassador, Claudetta had to say about her experience in the program.
August 13, 2019
A panel of four outstanding young women spoke about what life is like behind the headlines and what we can learn about becoming a truly civil society.
August 13, 2019
Thirty-two secondary students from 12 schools participated in this year's youth ambassador camp, led by one of ARA's first youth ambassadors.