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Community Education Programs

People seeking asylum in Australia face enormous hurdles in almost every area of life and experience extreme uncertainty and social isolation. It is MercyCare’s mission to break this cycle for the most disadvantaged in our community.

We are currently running education programs from our office on Ord Street which focus on influencing positive community attitudes and encouraging mutually beneficial encounters between people who have sought asylum in Australia and the community.

Community Awareness and Information Sessions

Wednesday 22nd July, 9.30am - 11.30am

Wednesday 23rd September, 2.00pm - 4.00pm
MercyCare’s community awareness and information sessions are designed and customised to meet the diverse needs and backgrounds of participating groups. All sessions include a Guest Speaker’s personal story of seeking asylum in Australia and an information segment exploring current myths about people seeking asylum in Australia.

Facilitator’s Session – Influencing Community Attitudes 

To express an interest in attending a facilitator's session, please email

MercyCare’s facilitator sessions are designed to enable interested individuals to lead processes which inspire positive community attitudes towards people seeking asylum. They will be provided with the necessary knowledge, skills and information to effectively influence change.


To register, please email Brenda Lee at 5 business days prior to each session.
For more information contact Brenda Lee on 08 9442 3415 (Wednesday to Friday)