list of Australian student unions & associations

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Generally, most training institutions such as universities and TAFE's provide a range of services and supports to help students meet the demands of daily life while studying, so they will continue to thrive and be successful in completing their courses.

Types of Services

Services that may be provided include:

  • accommodation

  • child care

  • disability support

  • learning, language and tutoring

  • personal counselling

  • career and employment support

  • student networking

  • student complaints and disputes.


It's important to check out the websites of individual institutions to find out the services they currently operate, and how to access them.

Student Unions and Associations

In Australia, all universities and tertiary colleges have at least one student organisation, where membership and union fees are voluntary by law.

Australian student unions typically provide such services as eateries, small retail outlets (e.g., news agencies), student media (e.g., campus newspapers), advocacy, and support for a variety of social, arts, political, recreational, special interest and sporting clubs and societies. Most also operate specialised support services for female, LGBTIQ, international and indigenous students.



Student Representative Council

Service Organisation

Australian National University

Australian National University Students' Association

Australian National University Union (Note: ANU Union is solely responsible for running businesses, all services provided by ANUSA.

Macquarie University

Macquarie University Students' Council

Students at Macquarie

RMIT University

RMIT Student Union

RMIT Union

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University Students' Association

Southern Cross University Union

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Student Union

Swinburne Student Amenities Association (University owned, operated and controlled)

University of Adelaide

Adelaide University Student Representative Council

Adelaide University Union

University of Canberra

University of Canberra Students' Association

University of Canberra Union

University of New England

University of New England Student Association (UNESA)

University of New England Student Association (UNESA)

University of Newcastle

Newcastle University Students' Association, Newcastle University Postgraduate Students' Association

UoN Services Limited, Campus Central & NUSport

University of Sydney

University of Sydney Students Representative Council

University of Sydney Union

University of the Sunshine Coast 

University of the Sunshine Coast Student Representative Council

University of the Sunshine Coast Student Guild

University of Technology, Sydney

UTS Students' Association

UTS Union

University of New South Wales


Arc @ UNSW



La Trobe University

La Trobe Student Union

Central Queensland University

Central Queensland University Student Association

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University Student Senate

Curtin University of Technology

Curtin Student Guild

Deakin University

Deakin University Student Association

Edith Cowan University 

Edith Cowan University Student Guild

Flinders University

Flinders University Student Association

Griffith University

Griffith University Student Representative Council

James Cook University

James Cook University Student Association

University of Melbourne

Melbourne University Student Union

Monash University, Clayton

Monash Student Association

Murdoch University

Murdoch Guild, Murdoch University

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology Student Guild

University of Tasmania

Tasmania University Union

University of Queensland

University of Queensland Union

University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia Student Guild

University of Western Sydney

UWS Student Representative Council

Victoria University

Victoria University Student Union

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