The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is seeking expressions of interest for the appointment of a Returning Officer for the conduct of its Annual Election, with polling to commence on Monday September 3 2018.

A by-election is also required for a number of positions, and is to be held concurrently with the UMSU Annual Election.

The Annual Elections are regulated by the UMSU Constitution and Election Regulations both of which are available at The Electoral Regulations are subject to change.

UMSU has established the capacity for the electoral roll to be managed electronically, and at multiple polling sites.

Expressions of interest are sought for the conduct of the Annual Election. Please submit documents, including itemisation of proposed costs, via email to Justin Baré, Chief Executive Officer, UMSU, (, no later than 5pm Wednesday June 7 2018.

UPDATED: Notice of Extended Nomination

The following position(s) has been reopened for nominations:
. Secretary (1)

Extended Nomination Period:

Opening Date: 12pm, Tuesday 28 April 2015
Closing Date: 12pm, Thursday 30 April 2015

Nomination forms, copies of the Regulations and Electoral Regulations are available in the lnternational Student Lounge, (Second Floor, Union House).

More information can be found below under Notification of Election Extension.


UMSU International is holding its Annual General Election for UMSU International Committee 2015/2016.

UMSU International is the peak representative body of all international students in University of Melbourne. The current committee has been working hard for the welfare of international students and now it is your turn to take charge and be involved.

Nomination Period:

Ends on 5pm, Mon 27th April 2015

The nomination form is in International student lounge (2nd floor, Union House). Please submit the form with a copy of your student ID card. Australia or New Zealand Citizen or PR can run for certain positions.**


Policy Speech + Q&A Session:

The candidates will present a speech regarding their self and their policy. All international students are encouraged to attend this session and ask questions.

Date: Tue 5th May 2015

Time: 12-2pm

Venue: Singapore Theatre in the new Melbourne School of Design Building (MSD-B120)


Voting Session:

Vote because you can. All international students are eligible to vote.

To vote, please bring your student ID.

Date & Time: 12-5pm, Wed 6th May – Fri 8th May 2015

Venue: Union House (Members Lounge)

FBE Building (UMSU Info Desk)

Baillieu Library (Foyer)

Current available positions:

One (1) UMSU International President

One (1) UMSU International Vice-President (Education and Welfare)

One (1) UMSU International Vice-President (Cultural and Social)

One (1) UMSU International Secretary

One (1) UMSU International Treasurer

One (1) UMSU International Education and Welfare Director

One (1) UMSU International Cultural and Social Director

One (1) UMSU International Communications Director

One (1) UMSU International Human Resource Director

One (1) UMSU International Partnership and Sponsorship Director

Four (4) UMSU International Education and Welfare Officers

Five (5) UMSU International Activities Officers

Three (3) UMSU International Communications Officers

One (1) UMSU International Partnership and Sponsorship Officer

**Note: Australian PR or New Zealand PR can run for the following positions; Secretary, Treasurer, Director and Officer. Those with Australian Citizenship can only run for Director and officer positions.

For the role of each position, please find the UMSU International regulation located in UMSU International Student Lounge, 2nd floor of Union House.

For any inquiries, please contact Jia Hui Ong or Cindy Dessidia Gamal.


Important Documents:

Notification of Election Extension
Notification of AGE 2015
UMSU International Committee Duties and Powers
UMSU Intl AGE Regulations
Nomination Form 2015

Polling stations for the 2015 annual student election will be open at the following times and locations:



9th Sept.

10th Sept.

11th Sept.

Union House (The Lounge,
formerly North Dining Room)

10.00am – 5.00pm

10.00am – 6.30pm

10.00am – 5.00pm

10.00am – 5.00pm

10.00am – 5.00pm

Baillieu Library Foyer

10.30am – 4.30pm

10.30am – 6.15pm

10.30am – 4.30pm

10.30am – 4.30pm

10.30am – 4.30pm

Southern Precinct – FBE Building

11.00am – 3.30pm

12.00pm – 5.30pm

11.00am – 3.30pm

11.00am – 3.30pm

11.00am – 3.30pm

  Murrup Barak To be confirmed

VCA Southbank Campus (Cafeteria)

11.00am – 3.00pm

11.00am – 3.00pm

11.00am – 3.00pm

Burnley Campus (Student Lounge)

 11.00am-  2.00pm 12.00-3.00pm


Those who are unable to attend a polling place may apply for a postal vote. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 2nd September. Please call 8344 2438 or email for details.


Haydn Steel
Above Quota Elections Pty Ltd
Returning Officer

18 August 2014