Diversity and Inclusion

Our strength is in the diversity of our people. Their knowledge, passion and commitment are essential to the University of Melbourne’s success.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.

To support this goal, we’ve identified five focus areas:

  • Achieve population parity for Indigenous employees by 2020
  • Increase representation of women at senior levels, in STEMM and in the professoriate
  • Through our membership of Pride in Diversity, eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, sexuality or gender
  • Disability employment and mental health and inclusion
  • Build a more culturally diverse workforce

More information on Diversity and Inclusion at the University please visit this page.

The University of Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We encourage and welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people living with a disability.

The University values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. We actively promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and do not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics. We are committed to supporting our employees to balance their work and life commitments.

If you have a disability and require additional support or adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact graduate-recruitment@unimelb.edu.au.

Indigenous Employment

The University of Melbourne is committed to becoming a leading employer of choice for Indigenous Australians; we currently have over 130 Indigenous staff working in Academic and Professional roles. New staff are invited to join the Indigenous Staff Network, which meets on a bi-annual basis to support and connect with one another.

Our Indigenous employees can access the support of a dedicated Indigenous employment officer based at Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and require further information or support preparing your application, please contact graduate-recruitment@unimelb.edu.au. To find out about Indigenous Employment more broadly at the University of Melbourne, please contact the Indigenous Employment Officer at Indigenous-Employment@unimelb.edu.au.