Ticket Order Application (coming)

Conflict of Position Form (coming)

Notice of Election

University of Melbourne Annual Student Election

2nd-6th September 2019

Notice is hereby given that nominations will open at 12 midday on Monday 22nd July, for the 2019 University of Melbourne Annual Student Election.

Positions to be filled at the election include:

  1. Office-bearers, committees and Students’ Council of the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU), including the Burnley Student Department and the Victorian College of the Arts Department
  2. Delegates to the National Union of Students (NUS)
  3. Several vacant positions to be filled by by-election for the remainder of 2019

A complete list of positions appears at the end of this notice.

 Nominations close at 12 midday on Friday 19th August.

Polling will take place from Monday 2nd September until Friday 6th September (inclusive). All students are eligible to vote. A detailed schedule of polling times and locations will be posted after close of nominations. Students may also vote by post – applications for postal votes close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th August.

Tickets: Any fifteen (15) students may register a ticket to run in the election by filling in the appropriate form. Applications for Ticket Registration open and close at the same time as nominations. It is not necessary to be on a ticket to run in the election.

Tickets that are running candidates for multi-member positions should also submit a form showing the order in which they wish their candidates to appear. Candidates running for positions that cannot be held concurrently should submit a form showing which positions they wish to hold in case of a conflict.

Ticket registration forms, candidate order forms and conflict of position forms must all be submitted by close of nominations. All forms are available from the Returning Officer or can be downloaded from the election website (see below).

Policy speeches: Candidates may also, with their nominations, submit policy statements for publication in Farrago and on the election website. Policy statements must not exceed 300 words for UMSU office-bearer positions or 100 words for all other positions. A photo session for office-bearer candidates will be organized after close of nominations.

Please note that all deadlines are strict and cannot be extended. Candidates are strongly urged to lodge their forms well before the deadlines. Nominations should be submitted at http://union.unimelb.edu.au/elections. All other forms should be delivered personally to the Returning Officer or an authorised electoral official. (The Election Office on the 3rd floor of Union House will be open extensively throughout the election period, and appointments can be made by phone or email.) Where this is not practicable, please contact the Returning Officer to make other arrangements. Do not post forms without prior arrangement, as no responsibility will be taken for late or lost forms under those circumstances. It is not possible to accept faxed or emailed forms.

Contact details

Visit the Election website: https://union.unimelb.edu.au/getinvolved/elections

Deputy Returning Officer: Stephen Luntz (Ph: 0438 667 787)

Returning Officer: Jaimie Adam (Ph:0430 734 043)

Email: ReturningOfficer@unimelb.edu.au or s.luntz@unimelb.edu.au

Mail: UMSU Returning Officer, c/o Above Quota Elections, PO Box 2157, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Notices will also be posted on the Students’ Council notice board, first floor, Union House.

Positions for Election

UMSU Annual Election

Office Bearers:


General Secretary

Education (Academic Affairs) Officer

Education (Public Affairs) Officer

Welfare Officer

Women’s Officer *

Creative Arts Officer

Activities Officer

Queer Officer *

Environment Officer

Media Officers *

Clubs & Societies Officer

Indigenous Officer *

Disabilities Officer *

People of Colour Officer *

Students’ Council:

One representative of each of the following restricted constituencies:

Queer students *

Indigenous students *

International students *

Graduate students *

Students with disabilities *

Students of Colour *

Fifteen (15) general members elected by all students

Seven (7) members on each of the following Committees:

Activities Committee

Creative Arts Committee

Disabilities Committee *

Education Committee

Environment Committee

Indigenous Committee *

People Of Colour Committee *

Queer Committee *

Welfare Committee

Women’s Committee *

Burnley Student Department:

Campus Coordinator *

Seven (7) general Committee members *

Victorian College of the Arts Department:

Campus Co-ordinator *

Campaigns Co-ordinator *

Activities and Events Co-ordinator *

Seven (7) general Committee members *

* See restrictions on election

National Union of Students

Seven (7) Delegates to the National Conference of the National Union of Students Inc.

By-Elections for the remainder of 2019

Education Officer (Public Affairs)

Burnley Committee (2 to elect)

Restrictions on election

Any student may nominate for any position unless otherwise specified below.

The position of Media Officers must be held jointly by teams of three or four candidates. All other officer positions, except for President and General Secretary, may be held either individually or by two candidates jointly. Candidates who are running as a team should each fill out a nomination form and submit them stapled together, with a single policy statement.

If more than one person holds the office of Women’s Officer, one of them must be a Woman of Colour.

For all other committees, including the Burnley and VCA Committees and the general members of Students’ Council (but not the NUS delegation), at least half of the members (ignoring remainders) must be women, provided there are sufficient female candidates.

Candidates for Queer Officer, Queer Representative on Students’ Council and Queer Committee must be Queer students. (See Regulation 32.4 for further detail.) If more than one person holds the office of Queer Officer, one of them must be a Woman or Trans.

If more than one person holds any other office, one of them must be a Woman.

Candidates for Indigenous Officer, Indigenous Representative on Students’ Council and Indigenous Committee must be Indigenous students.

Candidates for Disabilities Officer, Disabilities Committee and the Disability Representative on Students’ Council must be students with disabilities.

Candidates for International Representative on Students’ Council must be International students.

Candidates for Graduate Representative on Students’ Council must be Graduate students.

Candidates for the Burnley positions must be enrolled at the Burnley campus. Candidates for the VCA positions must be students of the Faculty of the VCA and Music.

No person can stand for election if they are employed half-time or more by UMSU, the University, MU Student Union Ltd or related bodies, or any combination thereof. In the case of the University Council position that includes any casual employment with the University. No person can stand for an office-bearer position if they have already served two terms of office as an office-bearer.

For further information on eligibility to stand and to vote in the election, please consult the Election Regulations, available at the UMSU Office and on the election website. Copies of the Regulations can also be obtained at the Election Office, where further enquiries are welcome.

Jaimie Adam

Above Quota Elections Pty Ltd

Returning Officer

22nd July 2019


Declaration of Election – By-election May 6-8

The following candidates’ election has been confirmed by the Electoral Tribunal:

Education Officer (Academic Affairs)

Elizabeth Tembo and Dominic Roque Ilagan (Stand Up!)

Indigenous Officer

Jordan Holloway-Clarke and Laura Brown

Queer Officer

Andie Moore and Ralph Canty

No nominations were received for Burnley Campus Committee

Jaimie Adam

Returning Officer

About a Elections

May 14 2019

Previous posts here.
Notice of by-election

Report 2017

2018 Report