Principal Sponsor

Department of Health

department of prime minister and cabinet

The Indigenous Health Division (IHD) aims to improve access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to effective health care services essential to improving health and life expectancy and reducing child mortality.

My Life, My Lead – IPAG Consultation 2017
The Department of Health is welcoming participation in the My Life, My Lead – IPAG Consultation 2017 from Indigenous communities and leaders, government, non-government and private sector stakeholders, towards shaping the next stage of the Implementation Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023. By taking part in the online submission you can lead the conversation towards finding ways to address the social determinants and strengthen the cultural determinants that can lead to better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program 
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking program is a targeted activity funded by the Australian Government to reduce smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Major Sponsor

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

department of prime minister and cabinet

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides high-quality policy advice to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet on matters at the forefront of public and government administration, including domestic and international affairs and Commonwealth-state relations.

The Department also has responsibility for Indigenous policies, programs and service delivery, reflecting the high priority the Australian Government has placed on its reform agenda to improve outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

Opening Reception Sponsor

Swinburne University of Technology

swinburne logo

Over 100 years ago the Swinburne University of Technology began with a simple premise: to provide technical education to a sector of society otherwise denied further education. Swinburne continues its commitment to innovative education, strong industry engagement and social inclusion. Our education, high-quality research and industry partnerships create positive change for students, staff and the community and is reflected in our rankings in a number of prestigious world academic ranking lists.

Swinburne is a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage, cultures and spirituality are valued, respected and celebrated. Swinburne’s Vision for Reconciliation is to create a University environment that builds on relationships based on knowledge sharing, mutual respect and understanding, and lifelong learning across all our core business areas, culture, research, teaching and learning, and engagement. Our Vision is to build a University culture that promotes and practically supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians to come together to learn and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities. This can be achieved through collaborative and mutually beneficial research, teaching and learning activities, and engagement.


Edith Cowan University

batchelor institute

Edith Cowen University, is an innovative university that prides itself on being relevant to the real world.  With state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality teaching, ECU is a modern institution that offers the right balance of academic study and practical work as part of its programs.

Our courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. This approach has been rewarded with five-star ratings for teaching quality for the past eight years, along with consistently high ratings for overall education experience, as reported in the Good Universities Guide.

Kurongkurl Katitjin, ECU’s Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, plays a vital role in assisting the University to meet its commitment to Indigenous peoples by delivering excellence in teaching, learning and research in a culturally inclusive environment that values the diversity of Indigenous Australian history and cultural heritage.


Batchelor Institute

batchelor institute

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education sits uniquely in the Australian educational landscape as the only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dual sector tertiary education provider.

Under its ‘Both-ways’ philosophy, the Institute significantly provides an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lens to a mainstream education system.

CQUniversity Australia

batchelor institute

CQUniversity Australia is one of the largest universities based in regional Australia and has more than 30,000 students spread across 25 campuses and locations around the country. 

After merging with CQ TAFE in 2014, CQUni became Queensland’s first dual sector, comprehensive university, bringing together more than 175 years combined experience in delivering education and training. 

A renowned research institution and a benchmark leader for how universities should engage with their communities, CQUniversity delivers more than 300 education and training offerings, from short courses and certificates, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Study areas include Apprenticeships, Trades and Training, Business, Accounting and Law, Creative, Performing and Visual Arts, Education and Humanities, Engineering and Built Environment, Health, Information Technology and Digital Media, Psychology, Social Work and Community Services, Science and Environment, and Work and Study Preparation.
As a pioneer in the delivery of distance education, CQUniversity continues to be a leader in this area, with almost half of the current student cohort being made up of students studying off-campus, many of whom are based in rural and remote areas.
CQUniversity is also proud to have the highest ratio of students from low socio-economic, mature age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and first-in-family backgrounds. The University defines itself by who it embraces rather than who it excludes, and because of this is widely recognised as Australia's most inclusive university.


Department of the Environment and Energy

Department of the Environment and Energy

The role of the Department of the Environment and Energy is to advise on and implement environment and energy policy to support the Government in achieving a healthy environment, strong economy and thriving community now and for the future.

The Department’s priorities fall under four purposes: environment,  heritage, climate change, Antarctica and energy. The Department designs and implements the Australian Government’s policies and programs, and administers national laws, to:

  •          Conserve, protect and sustainably manage Australia’s biodiversity and heritage
  •          Develop and implement a national response to climate change
  •          Advance Australia’s strategic, scientific and environmental interests in the Antarctic, and
  •          Support the reliable, sustainable and secure operations of energy markets through improving Australia’s energy efficiency, performance and productivity for the community.

Universities Australia

batchelor institute

Universities Australia is the peak body for Australia’s comprehensive universities, representing them in the public interest, both nationally and internationally.

As the voice of Australia’s universities, we support a sustainable national university system characterised by inherent quality, accessibility, innovation and high performance that affirms Australia as a world-leading nation and valued international partner.

Universities Australia also strives to promote the benefits of Australian universities to the nation and support Australian universities in the performance of their roles.

Become a sponsor

Looking to increase your visibility and gain access to the Indigenous research sector? Become a sponsor of the AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference 2017.

Key reasons to sponsor

  • Raise your organisation profile with key conference participants;
  • demonstrate leadership by enabling cutting edge dialogue on critical Indigenous issues;
  • be recognised for supporting research dissemination and knowledge transfer;
  • elevate your prestige among national and international leaders in Indigenous research;
  • promotion of your organisation prior, during and after the conference ; and
  • support Indigenous people from around Australia to attend the conference as speakers, facilitators and delegates.

Download the 2017 ANIRC sponsorship report (PDF - 2MB)

Download the ANIRC sponsorship package (PDF - 1MB)

Conference enquiries

Shiane Lovell
P: 02 6246 1108

Last reviewed: 24 Jul 2017