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Refugee Week

As a Refugee Welcome Zone, Greater Dandenong City Council takes the opportunity to celebrate the strength of our refugee and people seeking asylum communities and positive contributions they make to our municipality during Refugee Week.

During Refugee Week 2023, Council hosted a community celebration at Springvale City Hall, Springvale Community Hub and Library on Friday 23 June. The theme for the event was 'Finding Freedom'. A combined thirty-eight different community organisations and Council teams were represented at the event with multicultural activities, stalls, food and live performances for all ages.

We encouraged all those taking part to explore what it means to be free: to live without the fear of war, to have basic human rights upheld, to live in equality and without the fear of persecution.

We look forward to celebrating next year's Refugee Week, which will be held Sunday 16 June to Saturday 22 June 2024.

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