Our journey to an inclusive future

Murdoch University is a place where everyone can reach their potential. 

We have a long history of welcoming diverse communities and are proud to host the highest representation of students with disabilities, First Nations heritage, and lower socio-economic backgrounds in Western Australia. 

This inclusive culture is not just a source of pride but a core value. We are committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of race, culture, ability, religion, gender, sexuality, age, economic class, or background, can achieve their full potential. 

We lead this commitment by example, celebrating and modelling a genuinely inclusive community every day. In partnership with the University’s other two strategic themes – Sustainability and First Nations – we are building a brighter future, together.

Find out more about our commitments

Disability inclusion

#1 in WA for students with a disability

First Nations

#1 in WA for First Nations students

Economic diversity

#1 in WA for low socio-economic status students

Fostering a community that cares 

We believe that all members of our community should feel comfortable bringing their whole and authentic selves to university. We recognise that everyone is unique and embrace all intersections of identity.  

We foster this culture of acceptance with regular training and resources – because we all have a role to play in creating an inclusive environment.  

Whether you're a member of our community today, aspiring to join us, or seeking ways to promote inclusivity elsewhere, we invite you to explore our initiatives and utilise the resources we offer. 

Discover our community and resources 

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Partnering for impact 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in an institution is not a given; it is a commitment to ongoing and explicit action which ensures that the diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences within our community feel safe, supported, and valued for their authentic selves. 

This is why our staff and students engage in research to better understand and address the barriers faced by individuals with intersecting social identities. 

It’s imperative that this work benefits local, national and global communities, this is why we welcome government, industry and non-government partners to develop practices and solutions to these barriers.  

Explore our research 

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Ngala Kwop Biddi Brighter Futures Scholarship

Aligning with our focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability and First Nations, this scholarship allows every WA secondary school the opportunity to nominate one of their graduating year 12 students who, by their leadership and activity, has effective positive change in their community or school.

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Contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion