March 13 National Day of Action 

Over summer, we saw the devastating impact that the apocalyptic bushfires had on the Australian community, and it is clear that we are rapidly approaching our tipping point. Just last week, we had ExxonMobil and Rio Tinto here on campus – courtesy of the University of Melbourne. 

Hannah Buchan, UMSU President10 March, 2020

It’s time for change, but this change will never occur if we give up the fight. This is why I’m calling on you to join the fight.

This Friday, students across Australia will be taking to the streets demanding real action on the climate and calling on our Universities and Government to pull their heads out of the sand, and get something done.

University of Melbourne students will be coming together prior to the statewide rally at the Victorian State Library to demand our university:

  • Divests from fossil fuels and other unethical industries
  • Incorporates sustainability and First Nations education into the core of all undergraduate degrees
  • Supports students into green jobs and internships
  • Enters into a power sharing agreement between the Dookie Agricultural Campus and the Greater City of Shepparton


Climate change is a student issue. We can’t study on a dead planet and we’re standing up for a world where respect for people, animals and the planet comes before profit.


Unimelb Contingent to the March 13 National Day of Climate Action


Meeting at Concrete Lawns (East side of Union House)