Objectives of the AERC

To provide a specialised source of information for Indigenous communities and individuals, professional and government groups, academics and students.

To provide a database for research and consulting activities (specifically to provide a web-accessible database on Housing, Architecture and Community Planning for Australian Indigenous community groups and their agents).

To carry out research with Australian Indigenous people that relates to person-environment relations.

To provide professional and practical assistance to Indigenous groups, to help them change or resist change of their environment, with the ultimate aim being to attain a self-determined quality of living.

To attract postgraduate students into the AERC and maintain a productive culture of research amongst this specialist group of scholars