Goorie Berrimpa means “Meeting Place” in the local tribe, Turrbal language. The name suggests that members of the Collective are part of a community no matter where they are from traditionally in the country or what they study. We hope to provide a sense of belonging for all Indigenous students studying at the University of Queensland and bring culture and education together.
Throughout the year Goorie Berrimpa hosts a variety of social functions which are open to all students within the collective. We encourage people to come and get involved in the life of Goorie Berrimpa. Events that are hosted by the collective provides an excellent opportunity for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students to meet new friends, create great memories, and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Goorie Berrimpa holds a number of events throughout the year including the annual NAIDOC Ball – a formal ball with 3-course meal, guest speakers and performers; as well as NITESG (National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games or as we call it, Indigenous Uni Games) and beginning and end of Semester Socials.