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. It also continues to draw strength from culture, communities and past journeys.

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.

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
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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.