Australian Studies is a broad interdisciplinary field, covering studies of Australian history, culture and society from its first settlement by Aboriginal people until the present.

Australian Studies explores the greater questions of human experience and dilemmas: the nature of polity, of citizen’s rights and obligations; the extent, power and limitations of shared ethical and cultural beliefs, and how these work in practice; how inclusion also works to exclude; and how the past informs the present. These questions play a crucial role in the development of an informed and critically engaged citizenship and foster analytical and creative engagement with Australia in its global relationships.