2022 Sound Stories

Refugees face unequal opportunities in Australian sports

Two red flags with refugee lives matter text on them, next to a small stage. Two young refugee girls on banner behind the stage, with text written on banner 'Justice for refugees, Canberra says yes to refugees'.
Canberra Justice for Refugees Rally 2022 (Photo: Elma Adilovic)

Refugee and migrant families settling in Australia face a hurdle of difficulties in participating in Australian sport.

Many families without long term certainty, permanency and stable employment find it very hard to afford sports membership fees to play in Australia.

This creates a lack of equal opportunities for refugees to participate in Australian sports.

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