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 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. 

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What does 'Kirrip' mean?

'Kirrip’ means ‘friend’ in the Woi-wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, one of the Traditional Owners of Naarm (Melbourne). Aboriginal people use the term ‘Country’ to refer to everything within the landscape - landforms, waters, trees, animals, people and stories and ceremonies. In all Aboriginal cultures, great importance is placed on spiritual connection to Country and respect for the lands on which we live.

Upcoming RMIT Kirrip events

Games with RMIT Kirrip

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 03 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
Icon / Small / Location Created with Sketch. Melbourne City, Online

Have fun and make new friends with board games, trivia and more.

Free tickets to HAMILTON!

Icon / Small / Calendar Created with Sketch. 19 May 2022 - 26 May 2022

Come join us for a Melbourne Experience to the iconic HAMILTON musical!

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Kirrip Place

Kirrip Place is dedicated space on the 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

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Interested in becoming a Kirrip Steward?

If you are interested in volunteering for the RMIT Kirrip program, you can express you interest via the form below. Kirrip Stewards play a vital in fostering a friendly and welcoming Kirrip community.

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.