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 and opportunities

Join the Kirrip community by attending one of our upcoming events!

Speed Friending with RMIT Kirrip

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 28 Jul 2023 - 22 Dec 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Leave awkward introductions behind. Whether you're new or simply looking to make more meaningful connections, Speed Friending at Kirrip is the place to be.

1-on-1 wellbeing chats for international students

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 09 Aug 2023 - 15 Dec 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City, Online

Connect with our International Wellbeing Peer Workers Koushik and Sarwat to talk about wellbeing and life as an international student.

Christmas gingerbread decorating

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 04 Dec 2023
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City

Join us for Christmas gingerbread decorating!

You can also connect with the Kirrip community by joining our Kirrip Discord server or emailing us at
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.

2022 highlights

Check out some of the stuff we got up to in 2022!

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Interested in becoming a Kirrip Steward?

Lead events, help shape the RMIT student community and expand your Indigenous cultural knowledge.

Kirrip guiding principles

Our Kirrip program and events are guided by the following principles.


Foster our understanding of First Nations knowledge and/or our shared cultures to enrich personal and community growth.


Create culturally safe student-led spaces which support First Nations and diverse communities.


Cultivate an active community of care to ensure all students feel supported.


Nurture respectful and enriching environment where relationships can flourish.



Connect with the Kirrip community

RMIT Kirrip Discord

Connect with other students and play games.

RMIT Kirrip Instagram

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


Get monthly email updates about upcoming events.

Email us

Get in touch with the Kirrip team.

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.