Make friends at RMIT

The RMIT Kirrip community helps you connect with other students, explore Melbourne and talk about the things that matter to you.

Meeting new people can be weird and kind of awkward sometimes, so RMIT Kirrip is designed to help you ease in. Our leaders (Kirrip Stewards) span the social spectrum from introvert to extrovert, so whether you are shy and need a hand to find your flock or want to be directed to communities who share your interests or hobbies, there’s something for everyone. 

Students sitting in Ngarara Place Garden at City campus.

What does 'Kirrip' mean?

'Kirrip’ means ‘friend’ in the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung languages of the Eastern Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of Naarm (Melbourne).

Upcoming RMIT Kirrip events

Kantha collaborative student artwork

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 05 Sep 2022 - 18 Oct 2022
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Join RMIT student and artist Mita Chowdhury and take part in making a Kantha, a slow art, collaborative artwork.

Kirrip Walks – Melbourne Museum and Brunetti

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 03 Oct 2022
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Join us for Kirrip Walks – this time discover the Melbourne Museum, via Carlton Gardens & finish off at Carlton's famous Brunetti!

She Is Not Your Rehab Barbershop

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 06 Oct 2022
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RMIT's Gender Justice Barbershop will be hosting an evening of fades, trims and spoken word from the She Is Not Your Rehab team.

Melbourne Fringe Festival: Kungari Comedy

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 07 Oct 2022
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Take a night off and join us for a night of tasty food and big belly laughs!

Indigenous Astronomy - Stories in the Stars

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 13 Oct 2022
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Join this FREE planetarium visit to discover Indigenous constellations of the Boorong People and receive a free copy of the book The First Astronomers: How Indigenous Elders read the stars, by Duane Hamacher.

Students sitting and talking in Kirrip Place.

Kirrip Place

Kirrip Place is a space on RMIT City campus for the community to gather. Students can chat to Kirrip Stewards and engage in a range of activities.

Location: RMIT City campus, Building 10 (Garden Building), Level 5. Enter from Bowen Street via the stairs or elevator next to STREAT cafe.

Connect with the RMIT Kirrip community online

RMIT Kirrip Discord

Connect with other students, ask questions and play games.

RMIT Kirrip Instagram

Stay up to date with activities, share your pics and more.

Email us

Get in touch with the Kirrip Steward or team.

This service receives funding from SSAF

Interested in becoming a Kirrip Steward?

Kirrip Stewards lead Melbourne Experiences, organise events, give guidance to new students and help shape the RMIT student community. We have over 40 Stewards in our Kirrip community. Feel free to talk to our stewards during events and ask them any questions you may have about life at RMIT.

Steward sign ups open before the beginning of each semester.

This service receives funding from SSAF

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.