How GSA is governed

GSA is governed by a Council of 15 elected graduate students, who act as our board.

The role of Council is to determine GSA’s position on issues affecting graduate students across University, government and community levels, and to make strategic decisions about how GSA operates and spends its funding.

Several members of GSA Council are also Office Bearers. This means they look after the needs of particular groups of students, such as LGBTIQ+ students, women students and students with families.

GSA holds elections annually. Any enrolled graduate student at the University of Melbourne is eligible to nominate (stand) and vote in GSA elections.

Nominations are open as of Monday 25 March.

Nominations close 12 Apr

To nominate to run for GSA Council, download the nomination form below and submit it before 5pm Friday 12 April 2019.

Download nomination form

Completed nomination forms can be scanned and emailed to the Returning Officer ( Hard-copy nominations can also be handed in at GSA Reception during business hours.

When voting opens, all graduate students will receive an email from the University with details on how to vote.

Learn more about Council

If you’re thinking of nominating, make sure to attend one of the information sessions below, and familiarise yourself with our regulations and constitution.

Information session 1: Wednesday 27 March, 12pm–1pm

Information session 2: Thursday 4 April, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Read our electoral regulations  Read our constitution

Read more about being a GSA Councillor

Meet your current Council


Vice President

Tangshuang (Ida) Qin

General Secretary

Activities Officer

Xiangqi (Tracy) Zheng

Women's Officer

International Officer

LGBTIQ Officer


Siyu Liu

Families Officer


Ronny Andrade


Hiruni Sonalika Walimunige


Siti (Fia) Munafiah Walker


Sachetha Bamunusinghe


Madeleine Johnson


Yali Zhao