Music & Arts

Music in Exile

Australian record label that promotes musicians from migrant and refugee backgrounds
Phone: 0403 287 844

Hala Sekak Art

Palestinian Melbourne-based artist creating works inspired by nature, her roots, heritage and culture – and the hope of freedom and happiness.
Instagram: @hala_sekak_art

Retail & Fashion

Akos Creative

African-inspired jewellery and accessories, proudly WOC-owned


Jewellery business that provides employment to women from migrant and refugee background

Phone: 0406 305 389

Miss Fleurtisan

Preserved flowers and candles, 5% of the profits from the candles goes to Sisterworks, a social enterprise that supports refugees
Phone: 0430 050 647

Paw Po

Social enterprise that provides employment to Karen women refugees living in Nhill, Victoria
Phone: 0421 586 664

Second Stitch

Textile enterprise that operates out of New Futures Creative in Coburg, offering clothing alterations, products & workshops
Phone: 03 9354 2193

Saba’s Rugs

Handsewn wool rugs sold instore at SisterWorks in Richmond, Victoria


Store and social enterprise providing employment to women from disadvantaged backgrounds through selling crafts
Phone: 03 9972 5039


Ethically and sustainably made kids clothing line based in Melbourne. Supports tailors from refugee backgrounds
Insta: @treekidclothing

The Beautiful Bunch

A floral enterprise supporting women from refugee backgrounds to bloom
Insta: @the.beautifulbunch

A Tuk

Handmade homewares and fashion accessories combining upcycled textiles with vibrant Ankara wax cloth
Insta: @atuk_nyibol

Akira Grateful

Bath and body products that give back to the community. Paraben-free and sulfate-free
Insta: @akira_grateful

Assembled Threads

Social Enterprise manufacturing jobs & textiles. Australian made, ethical, natural fibre homewares
Insta: @assembled_threads

Isadora Nim

This Melbourne-based design company offers bespoke tailored suits for women of all shapes and sizes, for all occasions.
Insta: @isadora_nim

Food & Beverage

Cafe Sunshine & SalamaTea

Cafe by day, restaurant by night in western Melbourne. Run by a refugee himself, also hires other refugees and people seeking asylum
Phone: 0401 034 959

Shamiat Restaurant

Family-owned restaurant offering authentic Syrian cuisine located in Melbourne’s Northcote
Phone: 03 9486 4458

East African Sisters

Melbourne-based catering company specialising in authentic East African cuisines

Tuka Tuka KothuRoti Man

Serving up Sri Lankan street food at a market in Melbourne near you. Event catering too. Email:
IG: @tukatukakothurotiman

A Pot of Courage

Ballarat-based social enterprise.
Cafe, catering, cooking classes, events and crafts.
IG: @apotofcourage
Phone: 0401 354 638

Afghan Rahimi Restaurant

Traditional Afghan food in Dandenong
Phone: 03 9793 9981

Trio Sweets & Takeaway

Syrian sweets, pastry & takeaway and catering in Carlton & Pascoe Vale (Melbourne). Email:
IG: @trio_jojosweets

Wazzup Falafel

Palestinian-owned vegan falafel food truck at 31 St Georges Road, Preston (North Melbourne)
IG: @wazzupfalafel5

Mahshid Taste

Persian cook, caterer and cooking instructor. For enquiries, email: IG:@mahshidtaste

Huda’s Kitchen Rules

Palestinian caterer in Melbourne, famous for her lamb mandi, msakhan chicken and maamools.

For enquiries:
IG: @mykitchen.hkr

Kunafeh House

Palestinian-owned Melbourne dessert haven featuring the original kunafeh style – made with cheese and pastry baked fresh daily.

Visit: 31 St. Georges Rd. Preston, VIC
IG: @kunafehhouse

Scarf Community Dinners

Social enterprise in Melbourne that provides hospitality training to young people from refugees and people seeking asylum background through community dinners.

IG: @ScarfCommunity

Levanter Cafe

Syrian cafe owned by mother and son duo. Serving up sweets, pistachio coffee, and their famous “Levantine” – a breakfast platter featuring 10 small dishes.

Visit: 298 Carlisle Street, Balaclava VIC 3183
IG: @levantercafe

Trades & Services

MADCOW Cleaning Enterprise

Offers training and ongoing employment for Karen refugees from Myanmar in Bendigo
Phone: 03 5441 4747

MJ Painting Services

Professional residential and commercial painting
Phone: 0406 033 400

Vintage Rendering

Rendering specialist based in Sunshine West
Phone: 0450 330 900

Dream Flooring Installation

Melbourne-based flooring company
Phone: 0423 886 272
Insta: @dream_flooring

ASRC Cleaning

Melbourne-based social enterprise providing quality domestic and commercial cleaning services to Melbourne
Phone: 03 9274 9880
Insta: @asrc1

Built By Milan

This inclusive Melbourne-based construction company offer jobs to underestimated individuals
Phone: 0451 165 277
Insta: @builtbymilan