Moondani Yalingwa

University of Melbourne Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are invited to take part in Moondani Yalingwa, a program designed to help students get fit, make friends and have fun.

Find out more about our recreation, fitness and sporting opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

The Roadmap for a Return to Sport

*Resumption of all activities, timelines and numbers listed below are pending Victorian Government and University approval and are subject to change*

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Continue fortnightly newsletter and access to virtual running/walking events

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Increased engagement through fitness and aquatics

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Increased participation in fitness and aquatics programs

Fitness Centre Membership

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are invited to activate a complimentary Fitness Centre membership for Semester 1 and 2, 2020.

Membership will enable use of the gym, swimming pool and group fitness classes.

Students will be notified via email with instructions on how to activate this membership. Check your student email account for more details.

Campus and Community Sport

Want to make new friends and join a team playing lunchtime or evening sport? Sports include Fustal, Netball, Volleyball, Basketball, Touch 7s, Dodgeball and Lacrosse. Men's, Women's and Mixed competitions on offer.

Team entry costs for Campus Sport are covered by MU Sport.

Check your student email for more details.

Join a Sporting Club

Compete against other community sporting clubs, test yourself by learning a new martial art or dance, or go on an adventure in the great outdoors.

Look out for an email with more information about joining a University sporting club and how you can receive a rebate on your club membership.

Social activities

Social activities with mob will be promoted throughout semester. Check your student email for more details, and let us know what you are interested in.

Represent the University

Pull-on the University colours and compete at the Indigenous University Games in Newcastle (28 June – 2 July) or the Nationals on the Gold Coast (D2 from 1 – 5 July or D1 from 22 – 27 September). Stay tuned for more information on try-outs and selection.

Raise the Bar Academy

The program is a partnership between Athletics Australia and the University of Melbourne to raise the aspirations of young people from Indigenous communities who are interested in pursuing tertiary education.

Indigenous secondary school students and talented athletes from across the country, many from remote communities, participate in the five-day residential program.

Please contact us if you are interested in being involved as a Mentor in the program.




Contact Us

For more information on the Moondani Yalingwa program, how to get involved with sport at the University of Melbourne and the opportunities available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please contact our Sport Leadership Coordinator Asha Steer.

Asha Steer
Sport Leadership Coordinator
asha.steer@unimelb.edu.au