Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and pay respect to the people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Trinity College is situated. We pay our respects to all Elders of Indigenous students who call Trinity College home. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, members of the Trinity College community, the University of Melbourne and the wider world.
Trinity College embraces and celebrates First Nations cultures and welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to apply. You can head to our Residential College Indigenous Support page to learn more.
Ongoing programs and initiatives
Trinity College hosts the biennial Indigenous Higher Education Conference (IHEC), played a key role in the development, and now teaching, of the foundation year of the BSc (Extended), BA (Extended) and pathway to BCom, and has a scholarship program for students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. We also support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
This artwork pays respect to local customary designs representing Bouverie Creek – a subterranean watercourse that runs from Princes Park, underneath Trinity College, to Bouverie Street.
Our designer, Dixon Patten, is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunai man. He is also director of Bayila Creative – a Melbourne-based Indigenous-owned creative agency.