In the language of the Awabakal people 'Wollotuka' means 'eating and meeting place'.
A leader in Indigenous education
The Wollotuka Institute is committed to the advancement and leadership of Indigenous education at a local, national and global level. It also continues to draw strength from culture, communities and past journeys.
Since 1983, the Wollotuka Institute has operated as a support centre for Indigenous students studying at the University of Newcastle with unparalleled leadership who champion an academically enriching and culturally affirming education.
Our work has seen us forge a reputation as a leader in Indigenous education in Australia and we continue to play a pivotal role in leading self-determination and social justice.
When you come to the Wollotuka Institute, you will be supported by experienced staff, Elders, cultural leaders and fellow students who will help ensure your success during your time at the University of Newcastle.
From the enabling pathway program – Yapug – to providing services and assistance during your undergraduate or postgraduate degrees, the Wollotuka Institute will encourage and help guide you throughout your studies.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.