Community and development

At Notre Dame we seek to make an active and positive contribution to the wellbeing of Australia and Australians.  We aim to give to, and learn from, the wider international community, by empowering our staff and students to develop a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of all peoples.

We are proud of the close ties we have developed within the local and broader community. Through the many staff and student outreach projects within Australia and abroad, community partnerships, and internship links to business and industry, we are contributing to the community in a meaningful and significant way.

We work closely with our alumni, donors and friends, without whom many of the important advancements at Notre Dame would not be possible. In fact, many of our alumni are highly engaged with the University either through funding and donations or through mentorship and internships.

Students and staff alike are involved with our neighbours, both in Australia and further abroad. In addition to public Campus tours and venue hire, the Notre Dame Volunteer Network provides staff and students with opportunities to offer their services to not-for-profit organisations, working together to address the needs in our community.

Ultimately, we wish to ensure that all who do engage with Notre Dame feel welcomed and valued as part of our University community.