The heart of Graduate Student life

GSA is an independent association that provides all 36,000+ enrolled graduate students at the University of Melbourne with representation, events, training and support.  GSA represents all 36,000+ graduate coursework and research students at the University of Melbourne.

As the largest dedicated postgraduate association in Australia, GSA plays a vital role in representing student interests, fostering cohesive communities, supporting approximately 150 Grad Groups, and delivering year-round events, programs and support to the graduate student community.

Our vision is to empower graduate students through meaningful connections and experiences, achieved through proactive representation, impactful services, and strong partnerships with the University and relevant stakeholders. We are committed to being the heart of graduate student life, supporting you throughout your studies at the University of Melbourne.

GSA Structure

GSA is made up of a Board, a Representative Council and a Faculty Council who are all Graduate Students at the University of Melbourne. We also have a small but impactful team of professional staff.

For more information, click here to view GSA’s governance structure, and click here to view GSA’s staff structure.

For more information about working at GSA, visit our Careers page or if you are a student looking for student positions, visit our Student vacancies page. 

View GSA’s 2019-2024 Strategy

Our values

  • Grow, learn and continuously improve
  • Engage collaboratively and inclusively
  • Be approachable and responsive
  • Promote a respectful and caring environment
  • Demonstrate accountability and honesty
  • Embrace friendship and fun

Organisations that we collaborate with:

Graduate House