You walked for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday – what’s next?

Why not think about volunteering or donating to ensure vital services are provided to people seeking asylum and refugees in Perth?

CARAD_color_cmyk CARAD is a respected voice for the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and detainees and a provider of essential services, ensuring that all people seeking safety in Australia are able to live with dignity:
RRAN logo RRAN WA is an activist group hosting regular campaigns and actions to end mandatory detention and offshore processing, as well as organising visits to people in detention in WA – contact to show your interest!
 Hub logo THE ASYLUM SEEKER HUB is a service provided by the leading agencies in Perth working with people seeking asylum, operating every Thursday from 9pm till 12pm at Riverview Church: 1 Thorogood Street Burswood:

Thousands of people seeking protection while living in the Australian community are at risk of destitution and homelessness due to the latest government move to completely cut income support for people who need it the most.

You can:

  1. add your name to the statement in response to the government’s planned cuts to the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS) program: 
  2. Write to the Prime Minister – here’s some handy hints: 


You could also write to your local MP and express your concern about our treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum

Stay connected to find out about more opportunities to get involved:

Palm Sunday 2018 – resources for promotion!

Have you been thinking “I really want to promote Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2018, but I just don’t know how”?

Fear not, we’ve prepared a promo pack just for you! Feel free to download and share the attached images on your social medias – and if you want to get really into it, email and we’ll send you a full promo kit so you can really go to town!

#OutOfLimbo #JusticeForRefugees

Download the Palm Sunday 2018 poster final here

Here’s an image you can download and print, then take photos of people in your community sharing why they’ll be part of Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees
– Post your photos and selfies here, or email them to!

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2018


On Sunday 25th March, Perth will gather to demonstrate a broad and united movement of people and organisations who call for justice and dignity for refugees and for people seeking asylum.

We stand for justice, freedom and safety for refugees and people seeking asylum. We will not rest until freedom comes.

Join us:
Sunday 25th March
St Georges Cathedral
38 St Georges Terrace Perth


Speakers and performers to be announced

Endorsed by:

Amnesty Australia
Anglican Social Responsibilities Commission
Anglicare WA
Art of Humanity
Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce
Australian Red Cross
Bikes for Refugees
Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum
Catholic Education WA
Catholic Mission
Christian Life Community
City of Fremantle
Common Grace
Council of Margaret River (Refugee Welcome Zone)
Crossing Borders
Curtin Centre for Human Rights
Doctors For Refugees
Ethnic Communities Council of WA
Fremantle Refugee Rights Action Network
Hills Network For Refugees
Independent Education Union of Australia WA Branch
Jesuit Social Services
Jewish Spirituality Australia
Jews For Refugees
Justice, Ecology and Development Office; Catholic Archdiocese of Perth
Labor For Refugees
Love Makes A Way
Mums For Refugees
Catholic Archdiocese of Perth
Presentation Sisters
Propel Youth Arts
Quakers (Religious society of Friends in WA Regional Meeting)
Refugee Rights Action Network
Riverview Community Services
Salvation Army
Socialist Alliance
Socialist Alternative
St Vincent de Paul Refugee & Migrant Support Program
Students For Refugees
Teachers for Refugees
Tear WA
The Greens WA
The Humanitarian Group
Unionists For Refugees
Unions WA
Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Western Australia
Welcome to Australia

Email to add your organisation to the list!

Can you help us?

We are looking for pictures for our social media feed! If you are an  individual or part of a group who will be walking with us on April 9 2017 in Perth in the Walk for Justice for Refugees please send your photo to

What kind of picture do we want?

Pictures like this one of Carol from supporting organisation JEDO-the Justice Education and Development office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth.

Pictures like this one of the Wembley Down Uniting Church with their banner.

Hoping we can add to these soon!

Palm Sunday 2017? When is that?

Palm Sunday 2017 is on April 9th 2017. 

We are hoping that many people will come to the Walk for Justice, starting at St George’s Cathedral and walking through the shopping district of Perth, to show our support for asylum seekers and refugees.

Church people are encouraged to plan to come with the palms they have used in Church on Palm Sunday.

Everyone is encouraged to bring posters and placards and messages of support.

Do you need to know why we are walking? Listen to Misha Coleman, spokesperson for the Australian Churches Refugee Task Group being interviewed on the ABC Religion and Ethics report:

Church, aid and human rights groups call on government to evacuate the refugee camps on Religion and Ethics Report


“Protect Refugees and Asylum Seekers”, say civil society organisations in Perth

Asylum seekers are in need of our protection, not more difficulty, according to the Justice4RefugeesWA network, who are organizing the Walk for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday April 29 2015. They are a group of over 20 civil society organisations, churches and individuals calling for humane policies for asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.

Prominent businesswoman and philanthropist Janet Holmes à Court AC; former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia and Senior Australian of the Year Fred Chaney AO; and multi-award winning author Tim Winton have all agreed to take part in this year’s walk to ask for compassion not punishment for refugees and asylum seekers.

“The response we make to asylum seekers is inhuman and counter-productive,” said The Most Reverend Roger Herft, Anglican Archbishop of Perth. “The majority of refugees and asylum seekers who receive a positive outcome begin life in this country under restraint and in detention. Those who receive a negative outcome return with deep resentment. It pays to be who we are – hospitable and welcoming.”

Uniting Church Synod of WA Moderator Rev Steve Francis, echoed this sentiment saying, “Many people seeking our help are struggling to cope with the misery our detention regime creates. Even those who are released are not afforded many of the basic securities and opportunities needed to thrive in our community. The time for a compassionate policy change on refugees is well overdue.”

The group and its supporters will be gathering in the grounds of St George’s Cathedral at 1pm on Sunday 29 March before conducting a peaceful walk, palm fronds in hand, on the footpaths of the streets of Perth. Similar events are due to take place across the country as part of a national day of action for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

More than twenty community groups and churches are part of the Justice4refugees network in Perth, who have come together to call for:
• Compassion not punishment.
• An end to offshore processing.
• An end to mandatory detention.


Cant make it to the Walk for Justice for Refugees’s peaceful protest in Perth?

Can’t make it to the Walk for Justice for Refugees on Sunday 29th March 2015 at 1pm? That is okay! You can still support us to make it happen. Just visit and donate today.

For those who are coming to the Walk for Justice for Refugees, dont feel left out! You can donate to the cause too. You can just visit the same place. But here it is again

Tim Winton, Janet Holmes à Court and Fred Chaney join Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees

Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Prominent businesswoman, Janet Holmes à Court; former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, Fred Chaney AO; and celebrated author, Tim Winton will be joining the Walk for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday, 29 March at 1pm, from the steps of St George’s Cathedral.

The trio will speak briefly on the need for compassion, not punishment for refugees and asylum seekers, before joining churches and community organisations in a walk through the streets of Perth.

Over twenty community groups and churches have joined together as part of a national day of action to call for Justice for Refugees:
• compassion not punishment,
• an end to offshore processing, and
• an end to mandatory detention.
Asylum seekers are in need of our protection, not more difficulty, according to the Justice4Refugees WA network, organising the Walk for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday.

Bring a palm frond to the grounds of St George’s Cathedral, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth at 1pm and join us for a peaceful walk on the footpaths of the streets of Perth.