✨UMSU Southbank is hosting a Semester 2 Trivia Night!✨

Join us for a night of trivia online and meet other fellow Southbank students. 🎭 🎶 BYO your favourite bevy and snacks and sharpen your trivia knowledge for a night of fun!👩‍💻🍿

🌟When: 19 October, 6pm to 7.30pm.
🌟Where: Zoom.

At this stage due to Melbourne’s snap lockdown no in-person events will be taking place on campus. However, please watch this space for updates based on public health advice.

Southbank Campus Tour- Host Program

If you are going to be spending most of your time at Southbank campus, you probably want to get to know where you’re going to be able to score some free food or the best coffee around.

Stuck at home but want to be equipped for your future on Southbank Campus? Join Host Extraordinaire Will on a tour of all the most important parts of Southbank Campus. Click on Virtual Tours to find this video and other alike!

Want to meet some other super cool uni students? Join a Speed Friending event!

Remember: We all have a responsibility to keep our campuses safe. You must read UMSU’s COVID-safe events attendee information before attending any WinterFest event. Please review UniMelb’s campus guidelines and complete an online health declaration before coming to campus – proof of completion may be required to enter UMSU events or spaces. Do not come to campus if you are unwell.


Mudfest 2021

Do you have a love for art living in your heart?

Paint, dance, sculpt, sew, sing, do your thing – whatever it is, bring it home with UMSU’s Mudfest, happening from August 5th 2021 – August 13th 2021 in a dual-delivery format!

Mudfest is the largest student arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere and takes place every 2 years at the University of Melbourne, the last one being in 2019, and this is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a festival environment that encourages collaboration and engagement with other disciplines and approaches. Come and spread the joy, pain, and comfort of your art beyond the borders!
And as with all things UMSU, it is:
  • Accessible
  • Sustainable
  • Inclusive
  • Experimental
2021’s theme of ‘HOME’ will have you feeling welcome and warm as we step into this brave new world beyond the spaces we spent most of last year.

Mudfest has become a significant driving-force of creative power and since its inception in 1990 has established itself as a cultural icon on the emerging arts scene in Melbourne. Presented every two years by UMSU, Mudfest has grown to encompass all forms of artistic expression.


Click ‘Going’ on the Mudfest Home 2021 Facebook event and follow @mudfestarts on Instagram for all the updates!

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

2021 Semester 1 UMSU Southbank Free BBQ Lunch


UMSU Southbank department will be holding another Free BBQ Lunch event of this semester!

The event will be held outside the Southbank Library (also known as the HUB building).


Facebook Event link:


🌟Join Southbank’s Campaigns Sub-Committee🌟
Are you a Southbank student who’s passionate about causes? The Campaigns Sub-Committee is a great place to bring your ideas, address issues and form a community that can work together to affect real change. Last year we rallied to get fee relief for our Fine Arts and Music students, and this year we’re extending that mission. Come share what you’re passionate about pursuing this year!

👉 Fortnightly on Mondays from April 1st , 6pm
👉 Online and in person. (Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/84948201440?pwd=QVIzbXF3bm1vbUlXQXJZaWZzZmZ5QT09
Password: 081134)

👉 https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/communities/southbank/campaigns-sub-committee/

Explore the wonders of campus with UMSU Host Program and UMSU Southbank!

Find a team (of up to 5 people) or go it alonethis challenge will get you venturing into the Wonderland that is the Southbank campus. All you need is your phone, some ambition, a touch of creativity and a bit of time to complete the challenge (though you can always come back to it if you need).  

All teams (and individuals) who complete the Southbank Scavenge will get to go to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where a free coffee voucher is waiting for you AND go into the running to win some pretty sweet vouchers to creative institutions in the areaThe more bonus activities you complete, the more likely it is that you will score big time! 

Prizes include vouchers / tickets to:

🌟 Malthouse Theatre

🌟  Melbourne Recital Centre

🌟  Melbourne Theatre Company

🌟  Pink Ember Studio

🌟  Readings

Riddles and tricksy challenges galore, the Southbank Scavenge is sure to get your heart pumping, your mind racing and your inner (or outer) artist finding new ways to explore the place where it all happens!  

So come fall down the rabbit hole, get lost on campus and then (hopefully) find yourself again.

Head to the Ground Floor of The Hub and scan the QR code on The Southbank Scavenge poster to get scavenging!

If you have any questions or want to get in contact about this event please email us at hosts@union.unimelb.edu.au .  

The UMSU Host Program and UMSU Southbank acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live, work, and learn, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. 

It’s Trans Day of Visibility! We’re celebrating with a day full of events, starting with a special edition of Queer Lunch at the Southbank Campus!

Due to covid regulations we require that you register for the event here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQEKI

If you haven’t been to Southbank before, take any 1, 5, 6, 16, 3/3a, 64, 67 or 72 tram in the city direction from Stop 1: University of Melbourne and get off at Stop 14: Arts Precinct/St. Kilda Rd.

Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Arty Party 2021

Start the year with a bang and come along to Arty Party!

The online soiree brought to you by the UMSU Creative Arts & Southbank Departments and supported by Union House Theatre..

Our theme is Cyberpunk. Prizes for best costume and makeup. Guest artist performance. Open mic sesh. Good times galore!

All students from any and all faculties are welcome!

Bust out that bustier and get expressive! See you there!

WHEN: Thursday 4 March 2021 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM AEST


TICKETS: This event is free but you must register in order to get the zoom link to join.

Book your ticket here: http://bit.ly/ArtyParty21

For updates, hit ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ on the Facebook event

Arty Party Open Mic EOI

Show off your arty skills and feel all the love from your student artist community!
Whether you are an actor, musician, comedian, artist or anything in between, THIS IS FOR YOU!

Sign-up to perform here

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Are you studying at Southbank? Are you queer or questioning? The Queer x Southbank Collective is happening right on your doorstep!

Come and socialize, meet other artsy queers, get support when you need it, and bagels!

Running every second Tuesday 1-2pm.

Zoom Link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/84155342052?pwd=K3Fjb1UvVStOSVFaVjhESmhuQ3BGZz09 Password: 935233