About Us

CAVAL Ltd is a consortium owned by universities and structured as a company limited by guarantee. Established in 1978, CAVAL provides shared services to the information and library sectors throughout Australasia.


CAVAL helps Australian libraries work better


CAVAL is a member-based organisation anticipating, offering and developing services in partnership with university libraries to support the integration and access of information resources for teaching, learning and research. This will increasingly be achieved by working in the context of a digital environment.

Value Proposition

CAVAL enables its members to access cost effective and collaborative library support services through economies of scale, scope and expertise. It does this in a trusted, secure and risk-managed environment, providing transparency and continuity

CAVAL is owned jointly by the Vice-Chancellors of the following Australian universities:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Deakin University
  • Federation University Australia
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Victoria University