The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University is a dynamic public policy institute that commemorates the life and work of one of Australia's most respected Prime Ministers, The Hon. Gough Whitlam AC QC, and pursues the causes he championed during his parliamentary career and years of statesman service to the people of Australia.
Through the Whitlam Institute Program the Institute bridges the historical legacy of Mr Whitlam's years in public life and the contemporary relevance of the Institute's work to public discourse and policy.
The Whitlam Institute is also custodian of the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection, under the stewardship of the Western Sydney University Library. The Collection includes books, papers and memorabilia gifted by Mr Whitlam and other donors. This nationally significant Collection has been catalogued and digitised and is available as an e-collection for researchers, scholars and members of the public. Our commitment is to ensure that the Collection is open and accessible.