Universities Australia is the voice of Australia’s universities.

As the peak body for the sector, we advocate for the vast social, economic and cultural value of higher education and research to Australia and the world.

On behalf of our 39 member universities, we provide expert policy advice, analysis and statistical evidence, and media commentary on higher education.

We make submissions, develop policy across the sector, represent Australia’s universities on government and industry-appointed bodies and partner with university sectors in other countries to enable bilateral and global collaborations.

We build capacity across the Australian university sector through our flagship annual conferences and high-level policy workshops throughout the year.

And we lift the profile of the extraordinary contributions made by university graduates and research to our society and economy, including through our award-winning public awareness campaign Keep It Clever.

Through Universities Australia and our subsidiary Higher Ed Services, member universities also have access to collective procurement and licensing agreements.

Universities Australia is funded by annual contributions from member universities.

Download the Universities Australia Strategic Plan 2017-2019.