North Belconnen Uniting Church, Melba


Reflections on the Support for Refugee Families at North Belconnen Uniting Church

Refugee support was provided by North Belconnen Uniting Church from 1980 until 2004 through a period of varying attitudes by government towards refugees. This report discusses the families we helped and cultural issues we encountered. The arrival of a new family started a very intense but rewarding series of activities which are outlined. The report looks at the aspirations of the refugees and shows some of the outcomes for the families: the successes, the tragedies and the frustrations.

The book is freely available to download from the National Library of Australia at or from this website. A limited number of copies were printed, available for purchase from the church office for $10 each.

Church Policies


The church is required to comply with ACT Government restrictions and have a Safety Plan to guide all use of our facilities. The safety plan is available here for download.

Children Safety

As a result of the findings of the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia has released the National Child Safe Policy Framework 2019.

North Belconnen Uniting Church (NBUC) has a Safety and Protection Policy in place consistent with this framework to protect people participating in church activities.