About the Network

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Our vision is that all refugees settling in Queensland have access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place to ensure they have the best possible health and well being.

The Refugee Health Network Queensland builds capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors. The long-term aim is to improve the health and well being of people of refugee backgrounds throughout Queensland.

The Network includes regional networks, topic specific working groups and key policy stakeholders such as representatives of the government and the community. It provides a strategic platform to feed advice to government about key issues experienced at the community and service level, and advocate for and develop options for solutions for identified problems.

The Network is funded by Queensland Health and supported by Mater. Download Poster of Mater Refugee Health relationship to the Network.

Our Work

  • Support the delivery of key activities identified in the Qld Refugee Health and Well being Policy and Action Plan (2022-2027)
  • Be a central point of reference for refugee health matters to facilitate information sharing and partnerships across Queensland
  • Provide strategic advice to State Government departments including the development of formal submissions to Government to aid policy development to affect systemic change
  • Support regional networks, working and advisory groups
  • Maintain communications, develop and disseminate resources to Network members
  • Represent Queensland on Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA)
  • Support and develop research relevant to refugee health across Queensland.

Our Progress

We are currently reporting against the measures in the Refugee Health and Wellbeing Policy and Action Plan (2022-2027) and have completed reports on:




Vicky Jacobson

Refugee Health Network Queensland

Ph: (07) 3163 2958

E: Vicky.Jacobson@mater.org.au

Ally Wakefield

Capacity Building and Resource Coordinator
Refugee Health

Ph: (07) 3163 6355

E: Ally.Wakefield@mater.org.au