Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

Free the refugees! Let them land, let them stay!

Rally for refugees

Join these rallies, demanding freedom for refugees and permanent protection.

Vigil: Nine years too long, free the refugees

Friday 13 August, 5.30pm at the Park hotel-prison, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton

We’ll be gathering outside the Park hotel-prison to mark the eighth anniversary of cruel, mandatory detention for refugees arriving by boat.

Facebook event.

Free the Medevac refugees – union solidarity rally

Saturday 14 August, 2pm at the Park hotel-prison, 701 Swanston Street, Carlton

Organised by Unionists for Refugees and supported by RAC and the Victorian Trades Hall Council.

Facebook event.

Permanent visas not discrimination

Sunday 29 August, 2pm at the State Library, Swanston Street, city

Organised by Justice for Refugees Victoria, Refugee Voices, Hazara Shamama Association and RAC. This rally was originally scheduled to take place on World Refugee Day but was postponed due to COVID restrictions.

Facebook event.

Charge against Chris Breen dismissed

29 March 2021

Refugee Action Collective Victoria member Chris Breen has been found not guilty on the charge of incitement.

The charge was brought in relation to a Facebook event for a COVID-safe car convoy protesting the detention of Medevac refugees at the Mantra Hotel in the Melbourne suburb of Preston on 10 April 2020.

The charge was dismissed on the grounds that the police could not prove that the Facebook posts they relied upon had been made by Breen and not another member of the Refugee Action Collective (RAC), or had been made during the relevant time period.

Read our media release.

See the background to the case here.

RAC talking with the community

Every week, RAC supporters are out talking to people in the community at street stalls. You’re welcome to join in … or just drop by for a chat and to pick up the latest information.

To check times and locations for stalls in Hawthorn, Yarraville, Hampton and Brunswick, ring Helen on 0406 728 091.

To check times and locations for stalls in the city and South Melbourne, ring Peter on 0409 866 414.