Winter camp

Unfortunately due to the impacts of COVID-19 in Victoria and the restrictions imposed by the Government, we’ve had to postpone our Winter Camp until later this year.
The camp will now take place on 19, 20 and 21 of September, 2021.


Last year we were extremely grateful to our attendees for embracing the unusual climate and joining us online. This year we are throwing out the ‘business up the top, bedtime down the bottom’ - it's time to suit up Victoria, we’re back!

We can’t wait to host you on campus, on the beautiful lands of the people of the Kulin Nations, for a jammed packed two day celebration.

Date: Sunday 19 - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Please note, students are invited to arrive Sunday night to ensure you’re here and ready for a 9:00am start on Monday.

The Winter Camp aims to provide Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students from Year 10–12 with an in-depth insight into university life, while focusing on team-building, motivation, meeting new people, culture, confidence building and health and well-being.

During the camp, students have the opportunity to experience the following:

  • Stories, advice and mentoring from our current students
  • Cultural activities
  • Speeches from community leaders and other inspiring people
  • Careers and course advice
  • Student support advice
  • Hands-on activities
  • Question and answer panel with staff and students

Please note that students must be 16 years old at the time of the camp.

Register now

For more information on the Indigenous Winter Camp, contact:

Allira Jones - Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator
William Cooper Institute

Artwork: 'Anganya' (“Friend” in Yorta Yorta language) - Dunagala Creations
This artwork symbolises the unity of various communities and mob coming together from around the state. It signifies a celebration of new beginnings and friendships. The colours represent love, joy and acceptance as all are welcomed no matter who you are or where you’re from.