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Engagement Australia

Engagement Australia is an allicance that supports and services its members and their various communities. Our membership includes 70% of Australian universities as well as private colleges, academic and professional  Associate Members.

EA’s strength is its membership and strong national and international relationships, linkages and partnerships.

The main objective is to lead and facilitate the development of best practice university-community engagement in Australia. This is done through creating inclusive forums for discussion and development of engagement, promoting practice, fostering awareness, building capacity and developing resources.

Through the work of our Board, committees and working groups, EA provides an array of professional development activities as well as networking opportunities to develop engagement knowledge, skills and capacity and build interactive networks, partnerships and other relationships within and between universities, business, industry, government and community-based organisations


Our mission today is still focused on the same fundamental challenge. We continue to provide support to our members, we undertake strategic projects in areas that require a national perspective and astute understanding of the sector, we facilitate a dialogue at the senior level in the sector around the acute role for engagement, we generate resources that equip academics and practitioners to better engage, we create high quality professional learning opportunities that build capacity and connection across sectors, networks and countries.

Our Vision

To be the leading inclusive forum for the discussion and development of university-community engagement, encouraging collaboration, innovation, knowledge exchange and the scholarship of engagement.

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