Palm Sunday Rally + Events 2021

This Palm Sunday, join us in calling on our Government to release our refugee neighbours from detention centres and to provide permanent resettlement. #TimeForAHome

On Palm Sunday (March 28th) we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the celebration of God's kingdom drawing near – a kingdom in which those who are poor, persecuted and mourning find hope.

This year, we are encouraging our Common Grace community to take some time on Palm Sunday to consider how we can celebrate the coming of God's kingdom through the welcome we show to those who are poor, persecuted and mourning. We invite you to join with thousands of others, Christian and non-Christian alike, who are standing together to call for justice and dignity to be shown towards refugees here in Australia and for people seeking asylum around the world.

More on why we rally for refugees on Palm Sunday.


Please adhere to the following COVID-safe procedures to ensure the safety of yourself and others as you participate.

Bring - a face mask, hand sanitiser, water, sunscreen, and hat

Maintain - social distancing

Don't come - if you feel sick, are required to self isolate, or have been in contact with COVID-19 in anyway

Make sure - to register your attendance if applicable and if advertised


Capital City Rallies

ACT: Canberra – Resist Cruelty, Welcome Refugees

Palm Sunday Protest

Sunday 28 March 2021 at 1.00pm

Garema Place Civic

Organised by the Canberra Refugee Action Campaign

Facebook Event


NSW: Sydney – Justice for Refugees rally

Sunday 28 March 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Belmore Park (near Central station)

Organised by the Refugee Action Coalition (RAC) Sydney

Facebook Event


QLD: Brisbane – Palm Sunday Rally for Peace and Refugees

Sunday 28 March 2021 at midday

Reddacliff Place 266 George Street Brisbane

(opposite Treasury Casino and at the top of the Queens Street Mall).

Organised by the Refugee Action Collective Queensland RAC

Facebook Event


SA: Adelaide – Churches Together for Peace & Justice Walking in Unity

Sunday 28 March 2021 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nth West Triangle – Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) to Tarntanya Wama Rotunda (Elder Park)

More Info and Register here

Find out more on Eventbrite.


VIC: Melbourne – Walk for Justice for Refugees

Sunday 28 March 2.00pm – 4.00pm

State Library Swanston Street

Organised by the Refugee Advocacy Network Victoria

Facebook Event


WA: Perth – Palm Sunday – Justice & a Fair Go for Refugees

Sunday 28 March 2021 at 1.00pm

A live event and an online webinar broadcast. Details on how to register and connect to the event online are on the website organised by Justice for Refugees WA.

Facebook Event


TAS: Hobart – Events

Friday 26 March

Honkathon will be chalking the footpaths with the message “Speak Up for Refugees”


The Amnesty International Tasmanian Refugee Rights Action Group (RRAG) is organising a letter writing activity to address all Tasmanian federal politicians as well as to our local paper.

For more information, check out the RRAG Facebook page.


NT: Darwin – Vigils at the Mercure Hotel, Darwin Airport

5pm Saturday March 27th

5pm Sunday March 28th

Outside the Mercure Hotel, Darwin Airport in support of the 15 people who are held at the Hotel. Vigils are held daily at 5pm for one hour, to be present with the refugees and to assure them that many are continuing to fight for their freedom.




Regional Rallies


Ballarat Palm Sunday Justice Walk

Sunday 28 March 2.00pm

View Point Lake Wendouree to the Olympic Rings

Walk in support of refugees: the Amnesty Group of Ballarat 

Bendigo Vigil

Sunday 28 March 7.00pm – 9.00 pm

Forecourt of St Andrews Uniting Church (Myers Street)

Facebook Event

Indi Electorate

Refugee Supporters from Indi will be attending the Palm Sunday March in Melbourne behind the banner Indi Support Refugees with representatives of each group in Indi bearing the name of the group: Alexandra, Mansfield, Benalla, Wangaratta, Albury/Wodonga, Beechworth, Alpine and Strathbogie Ranges RAR, plus Amnesty Yackandandah and Wangaratta Refugee Anglican Network.



Lawson – Blue Mountains Rally

Sunday 28 March 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Outside Lawson Catholic Church, Great Western Highway/Somers St, Lawson

Organised by the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group

Facebook Event


Ballina/Lennox Head – Palm Sunday Rally

Sunday 28 March 11.00am

Lennox Head foreshore


NSW: Newcastle – Justice for Refugees Palm Sunday Rally

Sunday 28 March 3pm

Wheeler Place

Facebook Event 


NSW: Wollongong Refugee Protest Palm Sunday 

Sunday 28 March 12pm

Crown Street Mall Ampitheatre

Hosted by Refugee Action Collective Illawarra

Facebook event



QLD: Toowoomba – Palm Sunday Rally on the Village Green

Sunday 28 March 10.50am

Village Green

Find out more on the Amnesty website


QLD: Townsville Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees

Sunday 28 March 4pm

The Strand

Find out more on the Amnesty website



Other ways to get involved

Pray for change in our nation:



Click here for #TimeForAHome social media and action resources to share to your networks. Start conversations, raise awareness, get involved.

For more information about the National #TimeForAHome Campaign see here.

If you’re a high school student, create a video and poster to promote positive change and enter this year’s competition. This is a national competition, run by the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group in association with Rural Australians for Refugees, with prizes donated by local businesses. For more info on how you can enter, click here.