Alongside its many donors, Australia for UNHCR is supported by influential and prominent Australians who give up their time to become Special Representatives for the organisation.

Special Representatives help raise awareness of the humanitarian emergencies which Australia for UNHCR supports and educate Australians about how they can help.

Our Special Representatives come from a broad range of areas. Some are leading humanitarian advocates, often refugees themselves who now call Australia home. Others are high profile supporters from sectors such as the arts, entertainment, finance and sport.

Here are some of our Special Representatives in action:

Carina Hoang

Carina Hoang
An award-winning author, speaks of her experience fleeing Vietnam as a child.

Jane Turner

Jane Turner
Actor Jane Turner on a field mission to Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.

Marta Dusseldorp

Marta Dusseldorp
Actor Marta Dusseldorp visiting refugee families based in Jordan.

Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell
Cricketing legend Ian Chappell speaks with former refugee Awer Mabil at World Refugee Day Breakfast.

Yarrie Bangura

Yarrie Bangura
A former Sierra Leonean refugee, reads her poetry at our Mother’s Day Lunch

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