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Who we are

Maridulu Budyari Gumal combines 16, thought-leading organisations in the Sydney region. We’ve come together to create the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise.

Each partner is world-renowned for research, innovation and education. Each has specialist healthcare knowledge and a heritage of game-changing initiatives to their name. We’re building on this work, taking the best from each discipline to change the way we do healthcare – for good.  

As partners, we are committed to working together in a spirit of collaboration. To accelerating life-changing research. To reducing healthcare costs and increasing healthcare value. To inspiring and training the next generation of health professionals. To improving economic prosperity in our region. And to creating real world benefits for our patients and communities.

Our name

- an invitation to collaborate

Maridulu Budyari Gumal – the Aboriginal name gifted to us by the Dharug people – means ‘working together for good health and wellbeing’.

More than a name, it’s a promise. To engage with the health of Australia’s first peoples, and that of all people. To respect the past as we look to the future.

It’s a symbol of everything we stand for; a reflection of our commitment to work together for the benefit of all. To represent the voice of the community and ensure no one is left behind.

More than anything, it’s an invitation - to join us in a spirit of collaboration, as we co-create a better future for all.

Our partners

Maridulu Budyari Gumal is a collaboration of universities, hospitals, research institutes, community and primary care centres across the Sydney basin.

Together, we have over 50,000 staff, more than 100,000 students and over $5 billion annual revenue. It’s this combination of staff, facilities and resources that we’re harnessing to create a world-leading health system in Australia.   

Local Health Districts

South Western Sydney Local Health District
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Speciality Health Networks

St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network


Australian Catholic University
University of Technology Sydney
UNSW Sydney
Western Sydney University

Medical Research Institutes

Children’s Cancer Institute
The George Institute for Global Health
Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research
Black Dog Institute


Maridulu Budyari Gumal is adding value to NSW and Australia. We’re bringing people together, in partnership, to break down the barriers to high quality healthcare.

Ian Jacobs
Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales

The partnership provides an amazing opportunity to translate research into cutting-edge clinical practice.

Amanda Larkin
Chief Executive at South Western Sydney Local Health District

Our team

Acting Executive Director: Professor Chris White

Operations Manager: Ms Elizabeth Henness

Manager, Strategic Programs: Dr Smita Khandelwal

Project Officer, Clinical Trials: Ms Merrilee Kessler

Communications Officer: Ms Linda Music