Contacts and queries

Contact information 

CEO contact information 

Sajal Goundar
Chief Executive Officer

Queries or complaints

To enquire or make a complaint about the 2024 election, contact the Returning Officer by email

Stephen Luntz 


Returning Officer Details

The returning officer for 2024 elections is:

Stephen Luntz

The deputy returning officer for 2024 elections is:

Patrick Clearwater

The returning officer will be available on campus in the 1888 building from 15th March 2024 till 18th April 2024 during the following times apart from public holidays:

  • Monday 1pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 1pm-5pm
  • Friday 1pm-5pm

Please contact GSA reception to be directed to his office or email him directly as per details above.

As per electoral regulations 2.3 (e) the Returning Officer publishes the proposed penalties that will be imposed on candidates in relation to any breach of the Electoral Regulations by any campaigner or candidate, or groups of campaigners or candidates.  Penalties for 2024 elections can be found here.

For more information of returning officer roles and responsibilities please refer to this page


Tribunal Members 

Powers of the Electoral Tribunal (Clause 13.5 of the constitution) 

The Electoral Tribunal has the power to: 

  • make Electoral Regulations for the conduct of elections; 
  • appoint a Returning Officer; 
  • call elections; 
  • hear appeals against the results of elections; 
  • hear appeals of decisions of the Returning Officer; 
  • declare results of elections; and 
  • make regulations governing its own proceedings. 

Details of Tribunal Members 

Michael Gronow KC, FCIArb. 

Michelle Power 
Partner, MinterEllison 

Gabrielle Östberg
Senior Governance Advisor – Strategy and Culture, Chancellery 
The University of Melbourne – University Governance