The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI)

AIGI is an independent, Indigenous-led centre for governance knowledge and excellence. We connect Indigenous Australians to world-class governance practice, resources and professional development to meet their self-determined governance needs.


We envision a future Australia where Indigenous peoples, communities and nations can pursue and exercise their right to self-determination and economic development through strong self-governance.


We work alongside Indigenous peoples in their efforts to determine and strengthen their own sustainable systems of self-governance.


Our People. Our Governance. Our Way.


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Latest resources

Our extensive collection of practical online resources for Indigenous organisations is designed to strengthen your practices at all stages of the governance lifecycle.

Nov 10 2023
Tip: Financial management
If you are a director in your group, you can test your financial reporting knowledge using ASI...
Nov 08 2023
Running effective online meetings
You can find further information and tools for holding effective and engaging online meetings...
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Oct 27 2023
Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ)
Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) is a Martu organisation established in 2005 to work with Martu to bu...
Oct 25 2023
Murdi Paaki values-based leadership
In 2019, Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA) published a document on their ‘lessons learned...
Oct 19 2023
Ngarrindjeri Nation partnerships and networking
Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA) Partnership Principles The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authori...
Oct 17 2023
Right People for Country program
The Right People for Country program is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led project t...

Professional development


As a not-for profit Indigenous-led organisation, we understand the challenges organisations face to meet their governance obligations. We also know that impact is increased when organisations focus on creating solutions that are culturally legitimate, evolving, customised and accountable.


We’re here to help you with our tailored professional development. Our friendly team works closely with you to design and run training that meets your specific needs, environment and resources.


Learn about our professional development

Professional development events
Throughout the year we run informative events focusing on key governance topics.
There are no upcoming events scheduled.

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Governance reviews


We can review your organisation’s cultural and corporate governance to help you implement effective, practical policies and strategies. Our reviews are comprehensive and independent, and we can support your organisation to make improvements.


Learn more about our advisory services

AIGI is transforming corporate governance to bring Indigenous ways of thinking, being and knowing to the mainstream.

(Participant, AIGI Impact Study, 2022)

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