At Murdoch, we strive to lead the way in education and research that will have a positive impact on the world. This vision starts at the very top of the organisation and is found throughout our university.


The Senate is the governing body of Murdoch University, promoting high performance through fairness, transparency and accountability across the university.

Find out more about Senate

Senior executive team

Murdoch is led by the Vice Chancellor and a group of senior executives who are responsible for the strategic management and development of all aspects of university business.

Meet our senior executives

External Advisory Board

The Vice Chancellor’s External Advisory Board will lend their expertise, experience and networks to assist Murdoch University in realising its vision.

Learn more about the Vice Chancellor’s External Advisory Board

Annual report

The Murdoch University Annual Report is prepared each year in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Management Act 2006.

See our annual reports

University legislation

Murdoch University was established in 1976 under the provisions of the Murdoch University Act 1973 (The Act). The Act makes provision for a body corporate in perpetual succession and defines the functions and constitution of the University.

The Act also makes provision for Murdoch University By-Laws, Statutes and regulations.

All subsidiary legislation for the University is available in the University’s policy management system, Policy and Procedure Manager (PPM). The PPM includes the By-Laws, Statutes, Regulations, Rules, Policies, Procedures, Guidelines and Standards.

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