Community engagement

At La Trobe we are transforming our bold visions into real impact in our local communities.

We are a university that strives to be an unrivalled partner of choice, and we work actively with industry, education, health, culture, sport and community partners to solve real-world problems, improve access to the life-changing benefits of education, boost innovation, and build economic capacity and cultural and artistic diversity.

Partnerships with purpose

We build partnerships with a broad range of sectors including community, education, government and business. Our partnerships enrich our work, transform our capacity, advance our partners' objectives, and open up opportunities to help solve the fundamental challenges of the day.

Examples of our current partnerships include:


We support sponsorships in partnership with the community, business and government.

We are proud to support initiatives including cultural and arts events and programs, youth leadership programs, charitable events and business networks as well as initiatives of national significance that support our Strategic Plan.

To apply for sponsorship, please contact the sponsorship team at

Regional engagement

La Trobe has extensive connections with regional communities across Victoria. With campuses in Bendigo, Albury/Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura, we are the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria.

We're forging strong links with cultural, economic and government leaders in these regional communities to build local capacity and self-reliance. Our partnerships support access to education, employment and research collaboration in regional communities. Bringing together regional government and industry partnerships, we're working to improve regional productivity through workforce development, research, innovation and joint infrastructure projects.

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