Goulburn Valley Partnership

The Goulburn Valley Partnership had its origins in a 2011 memorandum of understanding between the University of Melbourne and the Kaiela Institute.  Incorporating deep engagement with key Indigenous organisations and community leaders in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, it is a strategic partnership that contributes to the University’s commitment to support Indigenous social, economic and cultural advancement with and for the communities we serve.

The Kaiela Institute is a Yorta Yorta-led organisation that has been established to provide a place and process to collaborate and take a more strategic approach to building the future of the local Indigenous community.

This partnership, part of the Reconciliation Action Plan April 2018 - December 2022 (RAP 3) and incorporated in the University’s Goulburn Valley Regional Engagement Program, will:

  • contribute to the revitalisation of Indigenous cultures and their recognition across the region;
  • develop genuine pathways to, and diverse opportunities in, education and employment in the region;
  • support and learn from the artistic, cultural and employment capability of individuals; and
  • build knowledge about Indigenous cultures in local industry and business.