Established in 2018, the Country Universities Centre Goulburn is a community-led organisation.

We’re working to reduce the barriers to higher education faced by students in our region. We do this by providing facilities, services, programs and events. Our aim is to increase access and opportunities for locals to be able to study at university.

As a non-profit, we’re supported by the federal and state government, and through university partners.

CUC Goulburn is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). First established with support from state and local government, our Centre was later successful in obtaining federal funding which now continues with the Regional University Study Hub program. Further funding arrangements have also been established with key university partners, the Eastern Australian Universities and Regional Universities Centres partnership, and other philanthropic organisations.

We’re a Regional University Study Hub.

An initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, the Regional University Study Hub network helps students in regional and remote areas access higher education without having to leave their community. A regional university study hub provides student support and campus-style facilities for students who study online or via distance.

Were also an affiliate of the Country Universities Centre network.

The CUC network operates in communities where universities cannot or will not go, from the coast to the outback, with the common goal of developing equitable access to higher education.

We’re proud of our impact.

Each semester, over 200 local students register with us and receive our support to study the course of their own choosing. They study everything from accounting to zoology with a wide range of education providers. Many of our students are studying degrees in high-demand areas such as health and education.

Since we opened our Centre, the number of university students studying in our region has increased by over 20%.

Over 600 students have registered with us, and around 1 in 2 of the students of these students are the first in their family to study at university.