Curtin has forged strong ties with the local and wider community through a range of initiatives and programs. If you’re a community member or organisation, see how you can get involved with us.

Curtin AHEAD community engagement

Curtin AHEAD is a dynamic outreach program, fostering the potential of individuals and groups underrepresented in higher education. We engage with the community to build skills and raise aspirations towards higher education, conducting on- and off-campus activities for community groups in metropolitan and regional Western Australia, and coordinating educational programs for prison residents. Learn more about Curtin AHEAD.

Curtin alumni

If you’re a Curtin graduate, you’re part of a 230,000-strong community of talented and inspirational alumni worldwide. Your alumni community can provide lifelong access to a range of benefits and opportunities to support your professional development and maintain a positive connection with Curtin. Join the Alumni network.

Curtin Radio

Curtin Radio is well known across Perth for its blend of classic hits and its engaging presenters. Behind the scenes, a team of volunteers keep the station running smoothly while our journalism students get hands-on training at a real radio station. Listen to Curtin Radio on 100.1FM or find out how you can get involved.

Curtin Stadium

If you’re interested in health and fitness, join us at Curtin Stadium at Curtin Perth. You can take part in social sport, join our gym, sign up for fitness classes or recreational experiences, get involved with a sports club, hire a court or field, get support through our health and rehabilitation programs, and hire our venues or grounds for big and small events. Find out more about Curtin Stadium.

Curtin Volunteers!

Our student-driven volunteering hub, Curtin Volunteers!, helps the community through a variety of programs and events across Western Australia, especially in the areas of health, youth, environment, culture, communication, remote and Indigenous. Find out how you can recruit volunteers.

John Curtin Gallery

One of Western Australia’s major public art galleries and one of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country is located on the Perth campus of Curtin University. The John Curtin Gallery enlivens the intellectual life of the University and its surrounding communities through exhibitions, events and public programs that explore global perspectives on contemporary art. Through an innovative exhibition program, the John Curtin Gallery complements the international perspective of the University. Collaborating with national and international artists and curators, the Gallery contributes to the dynamic and changing culture of Australia by fostering critical dialogue. Find out more about John Curtin Gallery.

John Curtin Leadership Academy

The John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) provides community organisations with students who can work on projects and help solve problems. Along the way, our students develop their teamwork, project management, planning and communication skills. Projects may be done in close partnership with your organisation, or alternatively students may work more independently while still maintaining communication. Teams have a student mentor for support, and the JCLA Program Coordinator will stay in regular fortnightly contact with you. For more information contact

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library holds a collection of scholarly resources focussing on the life and times of John Curtin, the wartime prime minister and international statesman. The purpose-built repository also holds the University’s special collections, which includes many items of historical interest. It hosts modern facilities and services to support researchers and interested members of the community. Visit the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library

Work-integrated learning programs

We partner with community organisations to provide our students with real-world learning opportunities, creating mutually beneficial outcomes for all. Learn how community and industry can get involved with our work-integrated learning.