Celebrating the stories of refugees and migrants who call Australia home


New Humans of Australia seeks to reduce discrimination towards migrants, especially refugees, through the powerful medium of storytelling.

We believe it is becoming more and more important to tell the true stories of migrants – the difficulties they overcome and what they contribute – in order to celebrate multiculturalism, and to make new arrivals feel welcome on our shores.

Inspired by the iconic Humans of New York, New Humans of Australia was started by Nicola Gray, a writer, who wanted to share the many fascinating stories she heard while working with refugees and migrants. Read their stories on this site, or check out the stories with comments on social media!

Although my mother is Jordanian and I was born in Jordan, my father is Syrian an…
The Team
Nicola Gray

Struck by the disconnect between real life stories and the stories that were being told by the mainstream media, Nicola decided to start New Humans of Australia in an attempt to get the true stories out there.

Nicola holds a BA and MA in Creative Writing, and has worked in international education for many years.

image1 (6)
Cassandra Scott

During the past 25 years, Cass has acquired considerable insight and perspective from work experience that spans senior roles in parliament, the public service, regulators, senior corporate and start-ups.