Join UMSU Queer and Southbank for an Open Mic Night to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Whether you’d like to perform, present, share stories, music or comedy – anything goes!
Allies welcome, but we ask that only Queer and Questioning people register to perform, with Trans and Gender Diverse folk prioritised for performances. The mic will open to all after the registered performances!  🎤
🏳️‍🌈 Join us at Script Bar and Bistro from 7:30pm.
🏳️‍🌈 Register here to perform:
🏳️‍🌈 Register here to attend:

Against a white background in purple text, ‘The University of Melbourne Music Students’ Society, UMSU Southbank and UMSU Creative Arts Present Know Your Rights Workshop: Unionism in the Music and Allied Industries’. In black text at the bottom of the image lies the date of the event, ‘Wednesday 13 October, 2:30pm’. The image has a thick black outline and light pink horizontal borders. Lining the image are the MSS, Southbank, Creative Arts and UMSU Affiliated Club logos as well as the ‘Brought to you by the SSAF’ stamp.

Know Your Rights Workshop!

The Music Students’ Society, UMSU Southbank and UMSU Creative Arts present a Know Your Rights workshop!
How do you know you’re being paid what you’re worth? How can you find out if you are being treated right in a creative workplace? What can you do if something goes wrong? What exactly does it mean to unionise a workplace in the arts? These questions and more are ready to be answered by representatives from prominent unions and peak arts bodies here in so-called “Australia.”
Speakers currently include representatives from the National Tertiary Education Union, APRA AMCOS, and the Media, Entertainment, and Arts Alliance.
Date: Wednesday, October 13th
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM AEST
Register here to receive the Zoom link!
Zoom link will be provided closer to the event time on the Facebook Event. You are invited to jump in and out of the event as your availability allows! A short break will be provided in the middle.
The UMSU offices are situated on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge the long history of art and storytelling on these stolen lands. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Trivia Night!

UMSU’s Southbank and Creative Arts departments are hosting a Semester 2 Trivia Night!

Join us for a night of trivia online and meet other fellow Southbank and art-loving students.

BYO your favourite bevy and snacks and sharpen your trivia knowledge for a night of fun!

When: 19 October
Time: 6:00 – 7.30PM AEST
Register here to receive the Zoom link!


⭐️ Southbank Students Showcase  ⭐️

Come and celebrate the incredible artistic talent of our Southbank students at this upcoming showcase! 🙌

Prepare to be amazed by everything from visual art, music and more! This is a great opportunity to enjoy breathtaking student work, meet new people AND support your fellow students creatives ❤️ What could be better?

👉 WHEN: 12 October, 6:00-7:00pm
👉 WHERE: Online (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:
Password: 081134)


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 .  

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:

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!