Refugee Week

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Every year Refugee Week celebrates the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society, as well as raising awareness about the issues affecting refugees. Refugee Week is always held from Sunday to Saturday of the week which includes 20 June (World Refugee Day).


Stories from the Heart

The past few years have seen a great array of captivating content created, as local artists and community organisations have come together with community members from refugee backgrounds to capture and share their amazing stories, perspectives and journeys.

Stories from the Heart collects a number of these all in one place for you to enjoy at your leisure via the links below.  Grow your understanding, deepen your connection and put yourself in the picture of the lives and journeys of some of the newest valued members of our community to call Coffs home:


Freedom Feast

For the past 3 years, the Freedom Feast long table multicultural feast has been the flagship community celebration to honour Refugee Week in June.

Freedom Feast 2017

The Brothers - Freedom Feast 2018

Cross-cultural dance performances - Freedom Feast 2017


Performance One

Performance Two

Performance Three



Watch a short film made by Coffs youth from refugee backgrounds for the Rec Ya Shorts youth film festival and supported by STARTTS youth program The film explores all the little things that make us happy; being with our friends, playing soccer, being a superhero & music.

Multicultural Playwright Performance Project


Follow the MyCoffs Connect Facebook page for all the latest multicultural happenings on the Coffs Coast.



  • Sunday, 20 June 2021 | 12:00 AM - Saturday, 26 June 2021 | 11:59 PM