The Australian Refugee Association (ARA) was established in 1975 and has since endeavoured to enable refugees and other new arrivals to settle in Australia with independence and dignity, and to develop and achieve their aspirations and opportunities in life.
ARA's mission is to help refugees become settled and participating citizens of Australia. We believe in the capacity and desire of refugees to be productive citizens through contributing to social, cultural and economic life in Australia.
ARA provides services in the areas of settlement, migration, youth, employment, social activities and support, community education and skills development. ARA aims to be a holistic service provider, ensuring that all new arrivals have access to a full range of settlement services through our partnerships in both the community and private sectors.
ARA – Empowering courageous people.