Murdoch University was founded in 1973 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.
The Senate is the governing body of Murdoch University, promoting high performance through fairness, transparency and accountability across the University.
Murdoch is led by a Vice Chancellor and a group of senior leaders who are responsible for the strategic management and development of all aspects of University business.