Australian Catholic University Limited is incorporated in Victoria as a public company, limited by guarantee.

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The University was established as Australian Catholic University Limited (Corporation), a public company limited by guarantee. The University is recognised by three State Acts of Parliament: Australian Catholic University Act 1990 (NSW), Australian Catholic University (Victoria) Act 1991 (Vic) and Australian Catholic University (Queensland) Act 1991 (Qld). The main objective of the Corporation is to conduct ACU as a Catholic university. Within this charter, the University is open to persons of all religious beliefs and persuasions, and is fundamentally committed to the pursuit of truth through academic inquiry. 

ACU is registered as a charitable organisation and meets the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission status requirements through our pursuit of advancing education. 

Meeting Schedule: See Governance Committee Calendar.

Committee Templates: See Governance Committee Meeting Templates.

Chair: Most Reverend Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane/Corporation President.

Governance Support: Georgia Hugen, Governance Officer.

For general Corporation enquiries, please contact

Our Constitution

The governing document that provides a framework for the University is our constitution.

Constitution of Australian Catholic University Limited (PDF File, 525KB)

Annual Reports

Annual Reports are produced each year to provide governments, donors, prospective employees and other stakeholders a snapshot of the University's structure, priorities and activities including our financial and academic performance.

See our Annual Reports

Membership and Composition


Most Reverend Mark Coleridge

Archbishop of Brisbane/Corporation President

Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP

Archbishop of Sydney (ex-officio)

Most Reverend Peter A Comensoli

Archbishop of Melbourne (ex-officio)

Most Reverend Christopher Prowse DD

Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn (ex-officio)

Most Reverend Paul Bird CSsR

Bishop of Ballarat (ex-officio)

Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen, OFM Conv DD

Bishop of Parramatta (ex-officio)

Brother Gerard Brady cfc

Province Leader, Christian Brothers (ex-officio)

Sister Mary-Clare Holland OP

Congregational Leader, Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia (ex-officio)

Brother Peter Carroll fms

Provincial, Marist Brothers Province of Australia (ex-officio)

Sister Karon Donnellon rsm Institute Leader, Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ex-officio)

Sister Catherine McCahill sgs

Superior General, Institute of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan (ex-officio)

Sister Monica Cavanagh rsj

Congregational Leader, Sisters of St Joseph (ex-officio)

Brother Timothy Peter

Visitor (Provincial), De La Salle Brothers (ex-officio)

Very Reverend Dr Gerald Gleeson

Appointed by Archbishop of Sydney

Kieran Walton

Appointed by Archbishop of Sydney

Karin Clark

Appointed by Archbishop of Melbourne

Julien O’Connell AO

Appointed by Archbishop of Melbourne

Peter Gill AM

Appointed by Archbishop of Melbourne

Francis Moore

Appointed by Archbishop of Melbourne

Very Reverend Neil Muir

Appointed by Archbishop of Brisbane

Margaret Vider DSG

Appointed by Archbishop of Brisbane

Dr Eileen Burkett

Appointed by Archbishop of Brisbane

Julian Widdup

Appointed by Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn


Appointed by Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn

Michael Myers

Appointed by Bishop of Ballarat

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