Upcoming Events

Panel discussion to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Once again STARTTS is working with Amnesty International to put together a panel of interesting guests to discuss torture in the world today.

Speakers include Dr Kiran Grewal from Sydney University, Ed Santow, CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and our own Mohamed Dukuly. MC’d by Richard Ackland, it is sure to spark debate and, we hope, action on torture.

6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 25th June
Lvl 3 Event space, Central Building, 28 Broadway, Chippendale.

More information on the invitation below, and you can register here.


Past Events

STARTTS 25th Anniversary

From a small house in Fairfield to an organisation of nearly 150 people, helping thousands of trauma survivors each year, STARTTS has come a long way in 25 years.

We celebrated this remarkable milestone on the 6th of December, where 750 of our supporters joined us for a joyful and inspiring look at 25 years of work with trauma and torture survivors.

See photos, videos, speeches and more on our website here.


Neurofeedback at STARTTS
featured on ABC’s Catalyst

STARTTS’ innovative Neurofeedback program trains the brain to overcome the impacts of trauma – click here to see our work featured on ABC TV’s Catalyst program.

The Politics of Torture
and the Power of Film

Have movies and media influenced our perceptions of and opinions about torture?

Join us for a discussion panel with Jason di Rosso, Cynthia Banham and A/Prof Fleur Johns. MC’d by Richard Ackland. 27 June, 6:30pm. Read more.

Dance Africa Dance

Dance Africa Dance – Blending traditional African dance with contemporary Australian styles in a unique performance.

Dance Africa Dance, in a sold out performance at Riverside Theatres Parramatta, showcased work from various Sydney-based African Australian dance groups, and demonstrated the breadth of skill and talent in the community.

Refugee Ball

Refugee Ball 2012

The annual STARTTS Refugee Ball was held on the 17th of October 2012 and was a great success, cementing the Ball’s reputation as one of the most anticipated events on the social calendar for those interested in refugee issues.

Opening our new office
in Blacktown

Blacktown Office Opening

STARTTS recently opened a brand new office in Blacktown to help us better provide services to refugees living in Greater Western Sydney.

Discussion Panel:
What Should We Do About Torture?

What should we do about torture?

In an event held to mark the International Day in Support of Survivors of Torture, four experts tackled this difficult question.