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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.

We provide access to academic, 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 our your Univeristy experience.


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 held relieving Principal roles at Matraville Sports High School and 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.

With connections to Palawa (Lutruwita – Tasmania) country, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and eagerness to be part of a new chapter providing exceptional support to students and staff to succeed in their journey, personally and professionally. He is keen to be part of long-standing history of the University of Sydney ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students thrive in their educational journey to be change-makers in their communities and abroad.

Charmaine has connections to Gumbaynggirr country on the NSW Mid-North Coast. She returns home to Sydney having worked at the University of Canberra’s Ngunnawal Centre. Charmaine enjoys working with emerging students and supporting them in realising their own potential, allowing them to succeed in whatever way possible.

Coby is a proud Aboriginal woman with ties to Wiradjuri Country from her family in Wellington, New South Wales. She joins the Gadigal Centre, having previously held a role within the Indigenous Recruitment Team within Sydney Future Students. Coby believes education is important for everyone, especially our Indigenous people in order to close the gap and make a difference. Students can go to Coby with any questions and support they may need, or just to catch up and have a chat.

Karla is a Gamilaraay woman from Coonabarabran, Central West NSW, and has joined the Centre with the goal of supporting and having a direct impact on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student’s higher education journey and believes the Gadigal Centre provides this for students by connecting them to culture and community.

A proud Wiradjuri woman, Olivia is passionate about helping students reach their full potential by providing a high level of support as they navigate their university journey. She believes the Gadigal Centre is a place that embodies and showcases our culture each day through learning and sharing with staff, students and the wider university community.

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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