Gadigal Centre

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support

We provide academic, pastoral and cultural support services to Indigenous students to help you achieve your full potential and graduate job-ready.

Welcome to the Gadigal Centre

The Gadigal Centre is the University of Sydney's dedicated student centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  

Located in the John Woolley Building (A20) on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus, our dedicated support services and culturally safe study spaces ensure you’ll have plenty of help while you study.

Community plays an important role in our culture, and this bespoke space is a home away from home. It is a place to connect with culture, interact with Elders, fellow students, and feel supported by our staff. This dedicated centre allows for a sense of belonging and enables our students to feel empowered to share our culture throughout the wider university community.

The Gadigal Centre provides pastoral and cultural support services, as well as academic and social enrichment programs like ITAS and MOBS to ensure you get the most out of your university experience.

Staff are also available to assist students with support and information for a range of financial scholarship options, including the Gadigal Accommodation Scholarship to ensure each student's transition to tertiary educaiton is an easy one.

The Gadigal Centre is staffed Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Our people

Jane is a proud Aboriginal woman with ties to Wiradjuri country from her family in Wellington, New South Wales. In a distinguished career, Jane has served in leadership roles with the Department of Education, recently acting in substantive deputy principal and relieving principal roles at Matraville Sports High School. Jane has worked in Aboriginal education developing a number of successful outreach programs connecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with entities such as Sydney Opera House, the GO Foundation, the NSW Art Gallery, the Powerhouse Museum, and the NSW Parliament.

Her experience spans secondary education, outreach, and training. Her work to date is built on meaningful relationships for mutual success and a grounded understanding of the student experience. Jane strives to provide a deep commitment to support and services, and every student in the Gadigal Centre has a positive and empowering experience by focusing on the three key areas of belonging, participation, and learning.

Tianna is the Program Manager at the Gadigal Centre, the University's dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student centre. She is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman herself with Malay and Australian South Sea Islander heritage and – with a long-standing connection to her homelands in QLD and the inner-city Sydney – is passionate about elevating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation across all aspects of the organisation.

Having extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for NSW Department of Education, Tianna uses her diverse understanding of communities to support and respond to the needs of students and stakeholders across the university.

Dhani is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Cowra NSW, who has grown up on Gadigal Country. Having worked previously at Walanga Muru, Macquarie University, Dhani has strengthened a deep passion and understanding surrounding the importance of providing culturally safe spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Higher Education. She is excited to join the Gadigal Centre to assist the students here in any way they need throughout their university journey.

Georgia is a proud Worimi woman from Forster NSW, who has grown up on Kuring-gai Country. Through studying an education degree and previously working at Walanga Muru, Macquarie University, Georgia has strengthened her passion for supporting First Nation students to achieve their full potential in educational institutions. She believes that the Gadigal Centre is a culturally safe space that equips Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the tools and support to pave their future. She is excited to walk beside First Nation students during their education journey and help every step of the way. 

Jay is a proud Palawa man who connects to roots in Tin Kettle Island and Pipers River. Jay has always been a big believer that education is a vital step in making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the same level as the rest of Australia. He joined the Gadigal Centre to help in making a direct impact on Indigenous students in their pursuit of higher education and give them the support they need.

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Gadigal Centre

Opening hours Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
  • Current students: +61 2 8627 8619
  • Potential students: +61 2 9114 4743
  • John Woolley A20