The MTC provides leadership to Swinburne University in the application of Indigenous perspectives and practices throughout all stages of university research. Swinburne is guided by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander StudiesGuidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies and the NH&MRC Ethical Guidelines for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,  

What is the Moondani Toombadool Centre?

Established in 2018, the Moondani Toombadool Centre is responsible for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters at Swinburne, including governance, student services, teaching and learning, research, staff, culture, engagement and governance.

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Reconciliation at Swinburne

Swinburne also has the National Centre for Reconciliation Practice that leads national academic, industry and community understandings of reconciliation, and contributes to national systemic change in reconciliation.

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Swinburne Indigenous Studies Group

The Indigenous Studies Group (ISG) is a broad network of Swinburne academic and general staff and higher degree research students that are engaging with Indigenous Studies. Established in 2016, the Indigenous Studies Group helps to develop, support and foster Indigenous Studies teaching, research, engagement and community collaborations.

To join the Indigenous Studies Group or for further information, please email Professor John Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at

Have any questions?

To contact the Moondani Toombadool Centre, please email Jessica Berry at

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