Thank you for renewing your individual membership

Thank you for renewing your membership of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA). RCOA has been Australia’s umbrella body for refugees since 1981, working for better outcomes for people seeking protection, promoting informed policy alternatives and providing a national voice for refugees. The Federal Government’s decision in 2014 to remove our core funding means that we rely almost entirely on the support of individual Australians, people like you who share our view that Australia can and must respond to the needs of refugees and asylum seekers with compassion and common sense.

RCOA membership allows you to be part of a national advocacy organisation, influencing parliamentarians, policy makers, and international bodies such as UNHCR. As an RCOA member, you are encouraged you to have your say by participating in our consultations, our members’ forums, and in doing so, contribute to our ongoing policy and advocacy priorities regarding Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program.

As a small, not for profit, non-government organisation, your support enables us to continue our essential work. By adding your voice to ours, you are supporting a vision for fair, compassionate and sustainable policies for refugee protection and a commitment to bringing about that change. If you are not already receiving our news and campaign updates, please email us at membership@refugeecouncil.org.au and we will add you to our email list.


Yours sincerely,


Paul Power

Chief Executive Officer