Into the unknown

We are a strategy, design, and systems change consultancy in Melbourne, Australia.

Hinterland (n): beyond what is known or seen.

We work with organisations and communities to discover new possibilities, experiment with new approaches, and navigate times of change and uncertainty.

We believe in contributing to a society built on wisdom, justice, and belonging.

Read more about us


Clients include...

We've worked with a bevy of great clients.


Our projects have been mentioned in...

And our work has received global recognition.

We take an interdisciplinary approach grounded in human-centred design and systems thinking.

What we offer

Strategy + facilitation

We specialise in crafting strategy for businesses and non-profits who are purpose-driven.

Learn more

Research + customer insight

We'll help you better understand your customers and find new opportunities and ideas.

Learn more

Product + service design

We'll help you design new products and services through customer-led innovation.

Learn more

Team + culture design

We work with organisations and teams to design a more creative, trusting, and effective culture.

Learn more

Policy design

We guide government agencies in innovative approaches to crafting policy in collaboration with communities.

Learn more

Systems change collaborations

We bring diverse organisations together to tackle common challenges by equipping them with shared language and design tools.

Learn more

Capability building

We have run human-centred design, systems thinking, and innovation training for thousands of professionals across Australia.

Learn more

Recent insights and new stories


The latest news and insights related to design, tech and strategy

No items found.
No items found.

Our values

Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.


We believe in taking a stance, getting involved, and building alternatives.

Our values

Our liberation is bound up together.


"If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Aboriginal activists, 1970s.

Our values

We start with a mindful pause.


We believe in moving from a place of strength, possibility, and kindness, not from fear or 'not-enough-ness'.

Our values

We are always learning.


We continually seek outside inspiration, always reflect on how we can improve, and believe in cross-pollinating insights from our partners.

Our values

Longer tables, not higher walls.


In a culture that valorises a ruthless individuality, kindness and generosity can be radical acts.

We like people, especially you.

Let's talk.