About Us

Who we are

Established in 2013, the Melbourne School of Government’s mission is to inspire and equip governments, businesses, social partners, and individuals to meet the challenges of contemporary governance. Through interdisciplinary, innovative teaching and research, we seek shared and sustainable solutions to these challenges.

The School's activities centre around our thematic areas; governing during crises; regulation and design; renewing democracy; social and sustainable procurement; political leadership; and a small number of key ‘troubling policy’ domains. In these areas we aim to:

  • Harness the University's diverse resources in our graduate and executive teaching to equip the current and next generation of leaders
  • Facilitate research that meets the needs of governments, industry, and social partners
  • Be the platform for exploration, debate, and innovation nationally and in our region

The School was established to deliver new course offerings, research initiatives, custom education, and outreach provision within its area of focus. The School provides a significant external profile for the University’s efforts in this area. An important part of this is the School’s close working relationships with governments in Australia and the region. The School is a graduate school hosted by the Melbourne Law School.