• Entry type: Concept
  • Entry ID: AWE0730

Tracing and Refugee Services, Australian Red Cross Victoria


The Tracing and Refugee Services Department endeavour to locate, reunite and support families separated by war, conflict and disaster. In Australia, it is related to the Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau of 1915, focused largely on war service personnel until it was found useful in post-World War II migration. In 1994, Tracing and Refugees became a core service for expansion, including a Volunteer Settlement Support Group and the Young Refugees Project. The service now includes family Tracing and Red Cross Messages, Health and welfare Reports from family overseas, Family Re-union, the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Program and urgent Disaster inquiries.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Australian Red Cross Victoria Archives
    • The Archive & Heritage Collection of the Australian Red Cross

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