Migrating to Brisbane

The Lord Mayor's Refugee Welcome CeremonyThe Lord Mayor's Refugee Welcome ceremony is a significant event for refugees. The event is held annually to demonstrate Brisbane City Council's support for refugees and to promote Brisbane as an inclusive city.

The ceremony also provides an opportunity for newly arrived refugees to:

  • network
  • meet with community leaders
  • access a range of programs and services provided by government and non-government agencies 

220 people attended this year's ceremony, which was held on 17 April 2013. In 2012, the top 10 source countries for refugees settling in the Brisbane area are Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Burma.*

To find out more information about this ceremony, email the Multicultural Affairs Unit.

 * source from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Support for migrants and refugees

To find out more about starting your new life in Brisbane and Australia, view the following: