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The Wattle Fellowship is the University’s co-curricula program for students to foster leadership on global sustainability. We focus on multidisciplinary approaches, transformative leadership and practical skills development.

Applications are now open for the 2022/23 program.

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This year-long program supports students to bring ideas to life, to create positive impact, and develop within a community of change-makers. Fellows will participate in retreats, workshops, events, mentoring opportunities and have the opportunity to implement their own action project.

We are looking for students from all backgrounds to come on the journey, and encourage you to join us.


The Wattle Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program for students at the University of Melbourne. We aim to build leadership skills, support action on sustainability and create a cohort of leaders with the skills and networks to create positive lasting social and environmental impact. Fellows will participate in retreats, workshops, events and have the opportunity to implement their own action project.

Our vision is a world where Wattle Fellows are embedding sustainability practices and principles into every social endeavour.

This program is made possible through philanthropic support, including the McCall MacBain Foundation, our founding partner. Learn more about our partners and supporters.

The wattle is iconically Australian and as a native flower celebrates the place, theme, and growth that this Fellowship represents. Wattles are essential in pollination and we aim to have our Fellows spread ideas, approaches and impact globally.

The Inaugural Wattle Fellows 2021

We are looking for students from all backgrounds to come on the journey, and encourage you to join us.