HISTORY

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.

Twenty years later Muru Mittigar has grown and is now established across multiple sites. Our head office is situated in the Penrith CBD alongside our Community Finance Hub. From there, it’s a short drive to Muru Mittigar’s Native Nursery in Llandilo. This site is also home base for the Land Management teams who operate across NSW. Our Aboriginal Ranger crew operate from a depot in Calderwood, South of Wollongong and our Culture and Knowledge Centre is located at the Sydney Living Museums’ historic site; Rouse Hill House and Farm.

Muru Mittigar utilises our multiple sites to help build awareness of Aboriginal culture, customs and traditions across NSW. We believe that wherever we conduct business that it is important to work with local Aboriginal communities.

Muru Mittigar is an Aboriginal controlled, not for profit organisation. It is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a senior team led by a General Manager. It functions as a registered company and Public Benevolent Institution (charity).

To deliver our vision we win commercial contracts from Government and the private sector which in turn benefits Aboriginal people through providing employment and opportunity. We pro-actively utilise our knowledge of the Social Procurement movement to achieve our goals.