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The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Providing specialist health services for Indigenous people
We aim to help close the gap in life expectancy, seek solutions and achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples facing complex health problems.

About us

The Poche Indigenous Health Network was created in Australia to make the most of the efforts and resources of the individual Poche Centres for Indigenous Health and to focus on issues best dealt with at a national level. There are presently Poche Centres in Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney was established and funded in 2008 by philanthropists Greg Poche AO, Kay Van Norton Poche and their friend Reg Richardson AM. Since establishing the first Poche Centre at the University of Sydney, a network of centres has been created across the country with different areas of focus.

With the support from Commonwealth, State, philanthropic funds and a partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, we aim to: 

  • provide specialist health services for Aboriginal people
  • build and support education and career pathways for Aboriginal people
  • develop opportunities for students and graduates to participate in Aboriginal health service delivery, and
  • develop and sustain collaborative evidence to practice research.


Research highlights


The founders have gifted more than $50 million in the past 10 years to harness the skills, expertise and resources of the University of Sydney and four other universities to contribute towards Aboriginal health.


The 2016-2020 Healthy Kids. Healthy Teeth. Healthy Hearts strategy focuses on three areas as ongoing health priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


To date, the Centre has supported 442 scholars from Skillsets to PhD with a completion rate of 96 percent, works in partnership with 27 Aboriginal communities in NSW and has delivered 33,390 healthcare services.

Get involved

We work in partnership with communities and existing health and other services to promote sustainability and the development of solutions that work.

To get involved, email

To help fund and support the work we do, make a donation


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Poche Centre Sydney
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Contact us

  • Poche Indigenous Health Network, Edward Ford Building (A27), University of Sydney NSW 2006