About the Mildura Campus

For more than 20 years, La Trobe University's Mildura Campus has been transforming the lives of our students.

We are integral to the local workforce, with 87 per cent of our students staying and working locally. There are more than 1,900 La Trobe alumni living and working in the Mildura region.

Led by Head of Campus, Sandy Connor, the Mildura Campus staff are dedicated to our students. Many donate a portion of their salaries towards the Mildura Staff Giving scholarships. Our staff are engaged in innovative and varied research, much of which is directly related to the local region.

Our campus has a long and proud history in Mildura and La Trobe has many community champions. In 1993, the La Trobe University Regional Advisory Board was established with Brian Grogan as the founding chair. Our Benetook Avenue building is named after Brian, as he led a campaign for the establishment of the standalone site.

As Victoria's only state-wide university, La Trobe is deeply committed to its regional campuses.  The  La Trobe University Strategy for Regional Victoria was released in 2020 and details our strategic direction, as a multi-campus university.  The Mildura Campus Plan outlines our local strategy and commitment to the region.

La Trobe has appointed two community leaders in honorary roles. Dennis Mitchell, Principal of Ranfurly Primary School is an Adjunct Professor and Dean Wickham is an Adjunct Research Fellow.

La Trobe Mildura is committed to the local community and are devoted to many partnerships with local industry that benefit our students and the wider community.

Mildura is a very important part of La Trobe's history and it embodies what our university is all about.

Meet our staff

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La Trobe university is committed to providing equitable access to higher education in the regions. For regional communities such as Mildura this has significant positive impact. Not only does this enable many people who are not able to travel and study away from home with the opportunity to achieve a degree, it also benefits the broader Mildura community, by producing quality graduates who are looking for employment locally. As a proud La Trobe Bendigo alum, and the first in my family to attend university, I have experienced firsthand how La Trobe university can change a life.

Sandra Connor
Head of Campus,
La Trobe University, Mildura
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I am proud to represent the Mildura campus as the Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Education and pathway education courses in the School of Education at La Trobe University. La Trobe has four regional campuses, all of which offer education degrees. Our Mildura students are able to complete their studies locally and as a result, graduate and contribute to our community. As a La Trobe Alumni, I completed my undergraduate teaching degrees and Master of Education with the university. I am invested in improving regional education. I work closely with my students, our community and the School of Education at La Trobe to maximise student learning and graduate employment opportunities.