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Refugee Week

Celebrating the Year of Welcome  - Online

Refugee Week runs from Sunday June 14 to Saturday June 20 2020. 

Visit the Refugee Week website for event information

The Refugee Service is a specialist service of Legal Aid NSW that helps newly arrived refugees learn about their rights and responsibilities under the law.

They assist clients who:

  • are on a Refugee or Humanitarian Visa (I.e. 200, 201, 202, 203, 204 and 866 visas)
  • have arrived in Australia within the last six years, and
  • have not previously seen a lawyer regarding their issue.

    The latest Law for Community Workers podcast is specifically for community members. Legal Aid Civil Solicitor, Christina Alkhamisi answers frequently asked questions from people who have contacted the Legal Aid Refugee Service wanting to find out more about the COVID-19 changes. Listen in for a summary of Public Health Order fines, Centrelink and Immigration changes, and information and links about where to get help.

    Watch a short video to find out how the Legal Aid NSW Refugee Service can help- available in English, Arabic, Assyrian, Dari/Farsi and Kurdish Kurmanji.


    One of the top legal issues for newly arrived refugees who are assisted by the Refugee Service is renting. 
    Four short videos are available that provide information on renting a home in NSW.  They have been translated into Arabic, Assyrian, Dari and Kurdish Kurmanji, and cover the four important issues of starting and ending a lease, repairs, bonds and condition reports.