At UWA, we strive to foster a high-performance culture in everything we do through our values, behaviours and a focus on service that puts the customer at the centre of everything we do.


Our values guide our behaviours and actions.


  • tell us who we are
  • help us know right from wrong
  • confirm whether we are on the right path and are fulfilling our goals
  • create an unwavering and unchanging guide

 At UWA, our core values consist of a commitment to:

  • a culture of high performance and continuous improvement, designed to achieve international excellence
  • academic freedom to encourage staff and students to engage in the open exchange of ideas and thought
  • equity and merit as the fundamental principles for the achievement of the full potential of all staff and students
  • fostering the values of openness, honesty, tolerance, trust and responsibility in social, moral and academic matters
  • the achievement of Aboriginal peoples' rights, aspirations and potential, and the recognition of Indigenous knowledge, culture and values
  • sustainability in environmental, economic and social dimensions