This link provides up to date information on the progress of the Welcome Scroll, with photographs.
The following explains the origin of the scroll and its development
News Update 2.v2 National Journey of the Welcome Scroll June 2017
Launched in September 2016 by Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire Christine Henderson and Mayor of the City of Greater Bendigo Rod Fyffe, the Scroll originally had only the logos of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR).
It now proudly bears, not only these 2 logos, but also the logos of local governments from all states of Australia.
The Welcome Scroll, now almost 6 metres long, with the logos of 113 Refugee Welcome Zone Councils, moved from the banks of the Yarra River to the Immigration Museum in Melbourne.
The Scroll bears the declaration –
“We are a Refugee Welcome Zone”
under the name and logo of each town or city listed
On Wednesday, 21 June, the Welcome Scroll began the first part of its National Journey, travelling to the ACT and Canberra for the first ever
Refugee Welcome Zone National Forum on Thursday, 22 June 2017
The _____________ Council, Declares the Council of ____________ a
Refugee Welcome Zone
This Declaration is a Commitment in Spirit to Welcoming refugees into our community, Upholding the Human Rights of refugees, Demonstrating Compassion for refugees and Enhancing cultural and religious Diversity in our community.
____________________________________ [name and title of signatory]
This Declaration is proudly supported and endorsed by the
The Refugee Council of Australia is a national umbrella organisation representing over 1,000 organisational and individual members. The aim of the Refugee Council is to promote the adoption of flexible, humane and constructive policies toward refugees and asylum seekers by the Australian and other Governments and their communities.