A leader in Indigenous education

In the language of the Awabakal people "Wollotuka" means "eating and meeting place".


The Wollotuka Institute is committed to the advancement and leadership of Indigenous education at a local, national and global level.

As a student, you will be supported by experienced staff with all your academic, cultural and emotional well-being needs to ensure your success during your time at the University of Newcastle.

Above all, we provide an inclusive, culturally safe environment where you can come for support, advice, collaboration and knowledge-sharing. The space is one where you can connect with other students and community – a home away from home while studying at the University of Newcastle.

Welcome to the Wollotuka Institute

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NO. 1 ? University in Australia for Indigenous enrolments
Over 100 ? Indigenous doctors have graduated
Ranked 197 ? in the world
2021 Open Days Online

2021 Open Days Online

Open Days are an exciting way to start your journey to study at the University of Newcastle. It’s a great chance to join live webinars, take virtual tours of our campuses, live chat with current students and academics, and find out all you need to know about uni life.

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Our standards and accreditation

Our functions

The functions of the Wollotuka Institute incorporate

The Wollotuka Institute acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal Nation, Darkinung Nation, Biripai Nation, Worimi Nation, Wonnarua Nation and Eora Nation. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.

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.