Consultation process

These ideas are the beginning of a conversation with our community. We need your help to shape ANU 2025 over the next few months.

The consultation process is open to all members of the ANU community, and our external partners in government, the private sector and industry. Our strategic plan will be built around the shared ideas and goals of our community. To ensure we capture your voices, this consultation phase will occur across a number of platforms, seeking feedback and insights from our entire community. This will include forums, written submissions, a survey, videos, workshops, and small-group meetings. This page will be updated regularly with more details about the consultation process.

The Vice-Chancellor is the primary custodian of the ANU 2025 consultation process, with members of the Senior Management Group (SMG) coordinating input into the four primary strategic pillars. We encourage you all to participate in any way you can.

The initial consultation period will open on Wednesday 10 February and close on Thursday 1 April. Later in April, a document summarising the outcomes of the consultation will be released. The ANU 2025 Survey closed on 31 March. 

We are now asking the community to engage in another round of formal consultation in May and June, to ensure our aspirations reflect our community.

With the approval of ANU Council, the final plan will be launched on the University's 75th Foundation Day event on Monday 2 August. All members of the ANU community will be invited to attend.

Strategic pillar leads



Launch of consultation at State of the University address, Council Planning Day and ULG – discuss ANU 2025 in detail

February - March

Community town halls with VC and pillar leads. ANU 2025 survey completed.


Close of consultation, release of outcomes summary, SMG endorsement of draft ANU 2025 strategic plan.

May - June 

Council in-principal approval of draft ANU 2025 strategic plan and development of project governance structures through SMG.


Phase 2 of consultation, requesting formal feedback from schools and service divisions on the draft ANU 2025 Strategic Plan.

June - July

Design, communications and launch planning.


Final Council approval of ANU 2025 strategic plan.

Monday 2 August

Launch ANU 2025 on the University’s 75th anniversary.

August - December

Implement ANU 2025, including through project governance structures, and begin monitoring progress and reporting.