Video by Tom Compagnoni
On Monday night, Australians paid their respects.
Thousands of people gathered at candlelight vigils in parks across the country.
About 10,000 were thought to have attended the #LightTheDark event in Sydney's Hyde Park.
There were similar scenes in other Australian cities.
Melbourne's Treasury Gardens attracted thousands.
Thousands gather in Melbourne's Treasury Gardens for Light The Dark vigil for asylum seekers pic.twitter.com/bVzjHYIqrE— امنة (@amnah313) September 7, 2015
Darwin and Adelaide also held vigils.
As Europe faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, much of the debate in Australia has focussed around what the Government can do to help.
Labor on Monday called for an extra intake of 10,000 refugees, while on Saturday NSW Premier Mike Baird said "stopping the boats can't be where this ends" in an emotional Facebook post prompted by the horrifying picture of three-year-old Kurdi.