Moondani Balluk – Indigenous Academic Unit

Moondani Balluk means 'embrace people' in the language of the Wurundjeri people who first lived in the western region of Melbourne.

Moondani Balluk – Indigenous Academic Unit works across Aboriginal, non-governmental organisations and community spaces to deliver teaching, research and support.

Cultural warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that these pages may contain the names, images and voices of people who have passed away.

Black Lives Matter statement

The University endorsed the following Moondani Balluk statement. This statement aims to give confidence to our commitment to:

  • transforming people’s lives
  • sharing Aboriginal knowledge
  • connecting our institution and people to Aboriginal culture in meaningful ways
  • build and grow our relationships with the Aboriginal community in the west of Melbourne.

Read our Black Lives Matter statement

Black Lives Matter library guide

Moondani Balluk staff have selected resources from the VU Library collection to support self-education for staff and students at Victoria University.

Explore our Black Lives Matter resources

Statement against systemic racism

In 2020, VU made a statement on systemic racism, acknowledging the grief and pain this has caused to our First Peoples.

Read the statement


Visit us on campus

Footscray Park

Building G, Level 1, Room G121

Footscray Nicholson

Building N, Room N110

St Albans

Building 4, Room 4S109