The name Kambri was given to the University by the ACT’s four Indigenous communities.

The name was presented to ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC during a special ceremony at the annual state of the University address, in which he updated the University on its strategic initiatives.

Representatives from the Little Gudgenby River Tribal Council, Buru Ngunawal Aboriginal Corporation, King Brown Tribal Group, and the Ngarigu Currawong Clan participated in the gift.