Health Professional Tours



Take an interactive health-specific tour through a simulated refugee camp experience. You’ll experience the journey of a refugee and gain a better understanding of the challenges they face as they arrive in Australia.

Tours are delivered by guides from a range of refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, and NSW Refugee Health staff.

This interactive tour will help you:  

  • Understand how the refugee experience can impact on wellbeing.  
  • Develop your understanding of risk factors for this group.  
  • Improve your ability to engage effectively with people from refugee backgrounds.
  • Each tour = 2 CPD hours

Bookings are now open for health-focused professional development tours in 2024

  • Date: Wednesday 7 August 2024
  • Time: Tour start times vary. Tours depart every 30 minutes.
  • Duration: Each tour takes approximately 2.5 hours
  • Cost: $35 (use discount code HEALTH)
  • Discounts apply for group bookings – minimum and maximum of 20 people.

Click here to buy a ticket

Watch this video to see what a health tour looks like

What have previous participants said?

“So thoughtful and thought provoking… one of the best training courses I have attended.” [Tour attendee]

“It was confronting, terrifying, sad and embarrassing to realise how I could do so much more.” [Health worker]

“… the camp experience reminded me of how vulnerable and powerless you are when you don’t know the rules, you can’t understand the language and you don’t have any ID and someone is shouting at you! … Thoroughly recommend.”  [Dr Conaty, Director – Population Health SWSLHD] 

“… I felt myself getting quite anxious at times, even though I knew that it was a tour.  But it was so realistic and I really felt it…. I started getting quite emotional.  And it really created a greater sense of empathy for me.“  [Barbara Luisi, Director, Diversity Programs & Strategy, SLHD]

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