IMG_1884 (2) (800x533)The Refugee Action Programme (RAP) is an innovative, community development program working with emerging refugee communities in the Northern metropolitan region of Melbourne. RAP works to support communities to identify their own needs and to develop community-owned projects in partnership with local councils and service providers. Spectrum MRC and the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Ecumenical Migration Centre work in partnership to deliver the program.

Some of the programmes offered by RAP

  • Hume Ambassador Leadership Training Training of 23 Community Ambassadors from refugee and migrant communities in Hume
  • Whittlesea Social Soccer Program Engage male asylum seekers and refugees through social soccer to reduce social isolation and develop social inclusion
  • Working with Asylum Seeker Communities Deliver information sessions about Australian systems
  • Working with Bhutanese Community Engaging Bhutanese seniors in activities to foster social connection
  • Governance Training Delivering training to Turkmen community on how to manage an incorporated association
  • Working with Iranian Community Social connectedness, understanding mainstream services

Our offices

  • Preston

    Level 1
    306-308 Bell St
    Preston, VIC 3072

    Tel. (03) 9496 0200
    Fax (03) 9484 7942

    Email Preston

  • Dallas

    61 Riggall St
    Dallas, VIC 3047

    Tel. (03) 9301 0400
    Fax (03) 9302 4048

    Email Dallas

  • Sunshine

    161 Harvester Rd
    Sunshine, VIC 3020

    Tel. (03) 9300 8600
    Fax (03) 9300 8650

    Email Sunshine

Funding Bodies

RAP is funded by the Victorian Government through the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.