About our tours

Tour guides can take you on a simulated experience of a refugee camp and you'll learn about the challenges and struggles many refugees have gone through.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and direction from various levels of government, Council will be suspending the 2020 Refugee Camp In My Neighbourhood in order to help contain the spread of coronavirus and keep you safe.

Tours can be tailored

This program has been developed with the help of more than 100 local community members from refugee and asylum seeker groups. As a result, the camp reflects the personal stories of Cumberland’s diverse refugee community. Tours are also delivered by guides from a range of refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

When you join a tour you'll follow the footsteps of refugees and asylum seekers in a realistic experience in Auburn. You’ll experience the journey of a refugee and gain a better understanding of their challenges as they search for safety by arriving in Australia.

Tours can cater for:

  • School students
  • Staff working with refugees and people seeking asylum
  • Family friendly groups
  • The general public


Professional Development

Professional development tours are delivered for groups and individuals who wish to learn more about the refugee experience and how they can better support new arrivals in their respective fields. Tours are also a unique, engaging and meaningful way to connect with asylum seekers and refugees, improve your service response and meet your corporate social responsibility objectives.

This interactive tour will help you:

  • Develop your understanding of clients from refugee backgrounds and their skillsets
  • Improve your services to clients from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds
  • Hear from local refugee and asylum seeker community members as they share their stories of settlement in Australia

Book a Professional Development Tour

  • Dates: To be announced soon
  • Times: Tours depart between 12pm and 2:30pm
  • Duration: Each tour takes approximately 2.5 hours
  • Cost: Corporates – $57.00
  • Not for Profit Organisations – $22.00 (use discount code NFP)

Booking for Professional Development tours start in July 2020

Health Professional Tours

This health specific tour is designed and delivered with NSW Refugee Health Service.

Book a Health Professional Tour

  • Dates: To be announced soon
  • Times: Tours depart between 12pm to 2:30pm
  • Duration: Each tour takes approximately 2.5 hours
  • Cost: to be announced soon

Booking for Health Professional tours start in July 2020

Terms and conditions for Professional Development tours:

  1. No refunds or amendment’s once invoice has been issued by Cumberland Council
  2. Payment must be received to secure your spot
  3. Preference given to larger group bookings
  4. Tour will go ahead in all weather conditions

To book or make an enquiry

We'll aim to respond to your enquiry within 2 working days. Please email or call 02 8757 9000.