Refugee Week

refugee week

We will celebrate Refugee Week 2024 with a wide variety of events and activities to promote a culture of welcome. This year’s Refugee Week theme is Finding Freedom: Family, and encapsulates the profound journey of resilience, strength, and unity that defines the refugee experience.

  • Family Storytime

    All City of PAE libraries

    10.30am on various dates during Refugee Week

    Sing, listen to stories and join in on fun craft activities for a special Refugee Week themed storytime focusing on creating a culture of welcome. All materials provided, just bring yourself.

    Bookings not required

  • Wondering about freedom

    Port Adelaide Library, 2-4 Church St, Port Adelaide

    Every weekday during June

    In 2023 the stories of migrants and refugees were brought to life. You can listen to these unique histories at the Port Adelaide Library.

    Bookings not required

  • Dumpling making

    Kilburn Community Centre, 59 Gladstone Ave, Kilburn

    4.30-5.30pm Wednesday 12 June

    Join in as we create Afghan dumplings from scratch, then enjoy sharing what we have made. For ages 18 and over.

    Call Angelo on 0409 604 921 to book

  • Welcoming Dinner

    Kilburn Community Centre, 59 Gladstone Ave, Kilburn

    6.30-8.30pm Wednesday 12 June

    Gather with friends, new and old, to share food, fun and friendship! Please bring along a plate of food to share. Bookings essential.

  • Kilburn Community and Job Expo

    Kilburn Community Centre, 59 Gladstone Ave, Kilburn

    10am-2pm Thursday 13 June

    Meet local services and see what they can offer you, your family and friends. Meet employers, attend workshops about getting a job, or learn about setting up a small business.

    Bookings not required

  • Anti-racism community workshop

    Junction Community Centre, 2A May Tc, Ottoway

    11am-1pm Monday 17 June

    Come along to this workshop and hear from people who have experienced racism and find out how as a community we can provide support.

    Call Sophia on 8341 1334 to book

  • Paint and plant

    Semaphore Library, 14 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore

    3.45-4.45pm Monday 17 June

    Join Lil’ Greenies as they design, paint and plant for a cause. The finished products will be donated to AMES Short Term Facility in Regency Park. For ages 5-12 years

    Bookings not required

  • After-school fun!

    AMES Short Term Facility, 181 Days Rd, Regency Park

    4-5pm Tuesday 18 June

    Lego, storytelling, crafts, snacks and more with the families at AMES Short Term Facility in Regency Park. All materials provided, just bring yourself.

    Call Angelo 0409 604 921 to book

  • Low-cost supermarket with a twist

    Parks Library, 46 Trafford St, Angle Park

    11am-1pm Wednesday 19 June

    Buy low-cost food and essentials with a bonus cooking demonstration run by The Food Centre.

    Bookings not required

  • Nurturing your teen’s quest for independence

    Parks Library, 46 Trafford St, Angle Park

    9.30-11am Wednesday June 19

    Join us to discuss the experience of parenting teenagers in Australia. Discover ways to support managing cultural practices and teen independence to build better family dynamics, followed by an open forum to share ideas for future parenting sessions in PAE. Ideal for parents of teenagers from migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum backgrounds. Bookings essential.

  • Refugee success stories

    46 Trafford St, Angle Park

    5-7pm Wednesday 19 June

    Hear from Zainab Alsweedy, Law Society of South Australia’s 2023 Young Lawyer of the Year Awardee and Abdulghani Alrahmo, who began a Syrian catering business called Melh Wa Sekkar as they share their stories of success. Melh Wa Sekkar will also prepare a shared meal. Bookings essential.

  • #Freedom: Refugee Week student workshop

    Le Fevre High School, 90 Hart Street, Semaphore South

    9-10.45am Thursday 20 June

    An interactive workshop designed by ARA Youth Ambassadors including guest speakers, community art and
    other activities that reflect the Refugee experience. This event is suitable for home school students Year 9-11.
    All materials provided. 

    Call Angelo on 0409 604 921 to book

  • Wonder and Wisdom Intergenerational playgroup

    Enfield Community Centre, 540 Regency Rd, Enfield

    10.30am-12pm Thursday 20 June

    This unique playgroup brings together children, parents, caregivers, and senior community members to learn through educational play. Participants will do a family tree artwork to be on display at Enfield Community Centre.

    For more information or to register call Rhiannon on 8273 1324 or send an email

  • Creative Kids

    Parks Library, 46 Trafford St, Angle Park

    3.30-4.30pm Friday 21 June

    Kids 5-12 years can get crafty and make a family-themed paper art collage. Make new friends, have fun and create something special to take home.

    Bookings not required

  • Friday Night Lights by One Culture

    Futsal Park, Lionel Ave, Blair Athol

    5-9pm Friday 21 June

    One Culture Football connects and engage young people of diverse cultures and backgrounds through football. Come along for free fun games, football and a BBQ. Everything provided, just bring yourself.

    Bookings not required