Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCAPA) is the University's central point for public affairs, internal and external communication, media relations, community engagement, public lectures and outreach, government relations and VIP visits and protocol.

The Public Affairs team helps to promote the activities and operations of the University to external and internal communities. The team manage major University events, including the ANU Commencement Address, State of the University, the ANU Foundation Day, Meet the Author series, Eat, Drink and be Literary series and the Lions Oratory competition. The Public Affairs team produces the ANU Reporter magazine, the University's Annual Report, On Campus and Experience ANU newsletters and the Experience ANU website.

The Strategic Communications team, (also known as the ANU Media Office) is the newsroom of the University. This team of communications specialists provides our academics with support and training in media engagement including helping to write media releases, place opinion pieces, and preparation for interviews. The team works closely with academics to develop news stories and with news organisations to generate media coverage. The team also manages the ANU Newsroom website and the ANU Experts Guide

The Government Relations team, which includes VIP visits and protocol, fosters the University’s relationship with Parliament and Government. The team coordinates submissions to parliament, background briefings and parliamentary engagement activities, and provides advice, high-quality analysis and expertise on relevant regulatory issues and supports academics working in the policy space.

Our Multimedia team produces photography and videos for our publications, social media, websites, ANU TV on YouTube, MOOCs for ANUx and operates the LiveU broadcast commentary service. The team operates a professional studio to help journalists and news organisations from around Australia and the world connect with ANU experts.


Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Director Communications 
Phone +61 2 6125 8399
Emergency SMS system 
Phone +61 6125 4144
Government relations 
Phone +61 6125 3549
Internal Communications Team 
Phone +61 2 6125 2343
Media team 
Phone +61 2 6125 7979
VIP visits and protocol 
Phone +61 2 6125 0129


Contact details
Director, SCAPA
Phone +61 2 6125 8399
Senior Strategic Advisor (Ag)
Phone 61 2 6125 2343
Digital Communications Coordinator
Phone 02 6125 5575, 0436 814 561
Senior Media Communications officer
Phone 02 6125 0085
Media Communications officer
Phone 02 6125 0027, 0436694750
Media Communications Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5210
Assistant Multimedia Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 9313
Manager, Strategic Communications
Phone 6125 1236, 0436 803 488
Manager, Multimedia Communication & Production
Phone +61 481 036 022, +61 2 6125 9313
Government Relations Manager
Phone 0409 305 000
Events and Public Lectures Coordinator
Phone +6 12 6125 4144
Communications Manager (ANU Story)
Phone 0459 887 794
Government Relations advisor
Phone +61 2 6125 9525 , 61 436 929 135
Communications Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Phone +61 436 605 635
Senior Media Communications Officer
Phone +61 418 307 213