Improving health and wellbeing for Victorians of refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds
The Network provides a platform for collaboration, service coordination, resources, training and advocacy to address the health needs and challenges experienced by Victorians from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.
The Interpreter Scholarship Program works to improve the supply, quality and use of language services in Victoria by offering scholarships to eligible students.
The Water Well Project delivers free, interactive and culturally responsive health education sessions in 41 languages across NSW, Tasmania and Victoria.
The Victorian Refugee Health Network is an initiative committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds in Victoria.
The Victorian Refugee Health Network is funded by the Victorian Government’s (Department of Health) and auspiced by The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.
Resources and referrals
The Victorian Refugee Health Network collates information on resources and referral pathways to health services (primary, specialist, mental health) that work with refugee/asylum seeker clients.
Here you can find referral information as well as tools and resources for health professionals when working with refugees and people seeking asylum.
On 24 March 2023, a new round of the Power Saving Bonus program commenced.
Approved community service organisations and education providers can issue Travel Pass tickets for free at their discretion to their clients and students for many reasons.
The Network publishes a monthly e-Bulletin that shares current news and resources and showcases good practice from the refugee health sector in Victoria and Australia.