Southbank Committee

The aims and objectives of the Southbank Department (formerly the Victorian College of the Arts Department) are:

(a)   to provide a suitable cultural and social climate on campus and create opportunities for, and encourage, the development of social interaction between Students.
(b)   to provide for, protect and develop the interests of Students with regard to financial, social, educational, professional and welfare matters and encourage interest groups and clubs and societies on campus.
(c)   to represent Students’ interests in any matters as deemed necessary or desirable by the Department.
(d)   to provide, or ensure the provision of, facilities and services for the academic support, professional education, refreshment, entertainment, recreation and convenience of Students.
(e)   to occupy and operate premises, which shall be a common meeting place and social centre for Students.
(f)    to assume other such responsibilities and organise and direct such activities as may be deemed appropriate for giving expression to the interests of the Department, or for carrying out any of the objects aforesaid.
(g)  to be represented within UMSU and to cooperate with the Departments of UMSU and contribute to the specified aims and objectives of UMSU.
(h)  to afford a recognised means of communication between students and the authorities of the campus, University, the community at large and other organisations of students.

Current Membership

The voting Representatives of the Southbank Department Committee are elected from Members who are enrolled in a higher education course at the Southbank Campus. The Southbank Committee consists of the Southbank Campus Co-ordinator, Activities and Events Co-ordinator and Campaigns Co-ordinator as voting members, the Creative Arts Officers as ex-officio non voting members and 7 voting members. The current members and the tickets they were elected on (if any) are:

Southbank Campus Co-ordinators

Annalyce Wiebenga and Jack Doughty (Independents for Student Democracy)

Southbank Campus Education Officer 

Zodie Bolic (Independents for Student Democracy)

Southbank Campus Activities Officer 

Helen Shen (Independents for Student Democracy)

General Committee

Lachlan Spencer

Independents for Student Democracy

Leyland Jones

Independents for Student Democracy

Amy Rogers

Independents for Student Democracy

Todd Bennett

Independents for Student Democracy



NB: This committee was called the VCA Student Association from 2013 to 2018

2023 Minutes 

Meeting 1 - 19/12/2022 - Confirmed

Minutes 1(23)

Meeting 2 - 13/1/2023 - Confirmed

Minutes 2(23)

Meeting 3 - 15/2/2023 - Confirmed

Minutes 3(23)

Meeting 4 - 10/3/2023 - Unconfirmed


2022 Minutes 

Meeting 1 - 

Minutes 1(22)

Meeting 2 -

Minutes 2(22)

Meeting 3 - 

Minutes 3(22)

Meeting 4 -

Minutes 4(22)

Meeting 5 -

Minutes 5(22)

Meeting 6 - 

Minutes 6(22)

Meeting 7 - 26/04/22

Minutes 7(22) 

Meeting 8 - 10/05/22

Minutes 8(22)


2021 Minutes

Meeting 1- 28/01/2021

Minutes 1(21)


2020 Minutes

Meeting 1 – 4/12/2019 Confirmed
Minutes 1(20)

Meeting 2 – 14/03/2019 Confirmed
Minutes 2(20)

Meeting 3 – 21/03/2019 Confirmed
Minutes 3(20)


2019 Minutes

Meeting 1 – 11/12/2018 Confirmed
Agenda 1(19)
Minutes 1(19)

Meeting 2 – 14/03/2019 Confirmed
Minutes 2(19)

Meeting 3 – 21/03/2019 Confirmed
Minutes 3(19)

Meeting 4 – 28/03/2019 Unconfirmed
Minutes 4(19)