People across Australia have embraced a call to action to demonstrate their acceptance of refugees.

The Walk Together rallies, organised by advocacy group Welcome to Australia, took place in more than 20 towns and cities today.

Singer-songwriter Missy Higgins, Mariam Veiszadeh, MP Anne Aly and The Wiggles are among the organisation's ambassadors.

Higgins performed at the Walk Together Melbourne event at Parliament House.

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