Australia contributes to efforts to find solutions for refugees in a number of ways. The Humanitarian Programme administered by the Department, is one element of Australia’s contribution providing resettlement in Australia for refugees and others in humanitarian need.
Many humanitarian entrants have made contributions to Australian society, including reaching elite sporting levels, beginning successful businesses, achieving academic success and volunteering to assist people in need.
Read and watch some of their stories.
We wanted to live a life free of fear. We were very lucky to receive support from such a great country.
I hope to have my overseas qualifications recognised in Australia and am thinking about applying to do my PhD.
Once we got the good news I started to prepare for my medical exam in Australia.
We were forced to give up a life in a country we loved, our business and our beautiful home because we knew our safety and my children’s future was priority.
We had lost everything and I was excited to start building a new safe life for us filled with hope.
As a child I thought I’d always be a civil engineer, but in Year 11 I changed my mind and was drawn to architecture.
When we received the news that we would be moving to Australia we were very happy.
When my mother graduated from university with a Nursing degree in Australia, it made me believe that anything is possible.
All of a sudden we all got new clothes and I remember driving to the airport.
It felt amazing to be in Australia, we went from feeling dead to feeling alive.