The Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre (Muru Mittigar) seeks to create a better understanding of Aboriginal culture in the wider community; create new jobs; develop workplace skills training and increase sustained employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians where the organisation operates.
Muru Mittigar’s vision is to operate as an exemplary, commercially sustainable Aboriginal-owned social enterprise, making a significant, measurable and lasting difference in advancing Aboriginal culture (in particular Darug culture). The organisation does this by expanding Aboriginal contracting and consulting services through procurement in market-driven services, providing authentic education and tourism products and programs and, investment in well-being and financial counselling services to the Aboriginal community.
Muru Mittigar strives to improving the economic and social capacity of all Aboriginal people to support themselves, and empowering their meaningful participation in their role as traditional custodians of Country.
Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre (Muru Mittigar) was established within the Penrith Lakes Scheme in December 1998 and was officially opened as a meeting place for sharing cultures in November 1999.
Muru Mittigar offers a range of facilities available for use by the local community, general public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. The Muru Mittigar Meeting Place is available for hire during business hours Monday – Friday.
Our retail shop maintains a strict policy of stocking authentic Aboriginal made products that we source from communities throughout New South Wales. The aim of the retail shop is to provide an income and employment for Aboriginal people.
View our collection of albums displaying images of our past events at Muru Mittigar as well as some of the original and stunningly detailed Aboriginal artworks of the Darug people that we have on display at the centre.