Robyn Flittner

Refugee advocate and co-founder, Women’s Friendship Group (Launceston)

2024 TAS Local Hero Nominee

Robyn Flittner is a person who makes things happen; if she sees a gap in services, she acts. 

Warm and empathetic, Robyn’s work has profoundly influenced thousands of lives. As a teacher in Tasmania’s north, she helped families facing challenging circumstances to navigate complex bureaucracy. From 2005 to 2014, she taught and managed the English as an Additional Language program, supporting young people and families from a refugee background.  

She is now a family group conference facilitator, assisting families in crisis.  

Robyn’s volunteer work with refugees and asylum seekers is remarkable. She co-founded the Women’s Friendship Group (Launceston) in 2015 to assist new arrivals in the local community. As part of Northern Refugee Support, she is on a taskforce that finds work opportunities. She also connects refugees with outdoor experiences.  

Robyn never gives up on the hopes and dreams of refugees – and the community is all the better for it.