Suspension of Bands, Bevs & BBQs events until 20 April due to COVID-19

Based on the rapidly unfolding events over the last few days, UMSU is suspending its scheduled Tuesday Bands, Bevs & BBQs events commencing tomorrow 17 March as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to play our small part in the global response.
The suspension will remain in effect until 20 April. A decision on reinstatement of this program will be made in response to changes in the broader situation. UMSU will be making additional announcements throughout this week about other actions we will be taking in response the COVID-19 situation.

We know that this is a difficult time, and we extend our solidarity to all of those who are impacted. We’ll continue to explore ways to support the student community during this time. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook events for any updates, follow the advice on The University of Melbourne’s website, and if your studies are being directly impacted please remember that you can reach out to UMSU Advocacy for advice and assistance.

We urge everyone to continue to follow the advice of Government health authorities with regard to maintaining good hygiene practices. Additional information on this is available on the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and Australian Government Department of Health websites.
UniMelb Covid-19 website: https://www.unimelb.edu.au/coronavirus
Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au

Weekly Bands, Bevs and BBQs!

What’s better than free Bevs and BBQ’s? FREE BANDS, BEVS and BBQ’S that’s what!

Every Tuesday is ~Tunesday~ from 12pm at North Court, where UMSU brings some of Australia’s biggest acts to your union for exclusive performances, which, like the Bevs and BBQ’s, are totally FREE! Yep. Free dollars. What a steal!

Like our very own boutique music festival spread out across three months of Tuesday’s, no clashes, no camping, no port-a-loos, no long drives, just ALL of the good vibes!

Check out the full program for Semester 1 2020 below!


  • UMSU SummerFest 2020, 26 February 11am-3pm

Lime Cordiale, Kira Puru, Cable Ties




* Some dates have two acts as indicated above, with the opener being some of your fellow UniMelb students. Music on those days it kicks off at 12!

If you’d like a chance to be one of those opening acts next semester head here and submit now!

Want to do a bit of pregame listening?

Listen to our curated playlist here!