USASA Board Elections

Challenge and empower yourself by nominating for the 2023 USASA Board

Election Notice

View the Official Election Notice.


Nominations are now closed. Check back soon for the full list of candidates. 

Voting will be open 17-21 October.

Timeline Summary:

Publication of Election Notice Monday 21 February 9am (ACDT)
Nominations Open Monday 28 February 9am (ACDT)
Election information Session (Via Zoom) Wednesday 2 March 6pm (ACDT)
Nominations Close Friday 11 March 4pm (ACDT)
Candidate Briefing Option 1 Tuesday 15 March 6pm (ACDT)
Candidate Briefing Option 2 Wednesday 16 March 6pm (ACDT)
Voting Opens Monday 4 April 9am (ACST)
Voting Closes Friday 8 April 4pm (ACST)
Provisional Result Announced Friday 8 April 5pm (ACST)
Result becomes Final No sooner than Tuesday 19 April 5pm (ACST)

Key Dates

All dates and times are in Adelaide local time:

  • Election Notice Published: 9am Monday 5 September
  • Nominations Open: 9 am Monday 5 September - 4 pm Friday 16 September
  • Election Information Session: 6 pm Wednesday 7 September via Zoom
  • Compulsory Candidate Briefing 1: 6 pm Monday 19 September via Zoom
  • Compulsory Candidate Briefing 2: 6 pm Wednesday 21 September via Zoom
    • It is compulsory for candidates to attend one of these sessions. Candidates can apply for a reasonable alternative time slot when they submit the nomination form, which may only be approved at the discretion of the Returning Officer.
  • Voting Opens: 9 am Monday 17 October - 4 pm Friday 21 October
    • All students enrolled at UniSA will be sent a unique voting link to their student email account.
  • Provisional Result Announced: 5 pm Friday 21 October
    • The result of the election will be uploaded to the USASA website and posted on Social Media. Candidates will also receive the result directly via email.
    • This result becomes final no sooner than 5 pm Friday 28 October (ACDT) per section 12.5 of the USASA Election Regulations.


NUS Delegate Election

USASA is currently affiliated with the National Union of Students. This entitles a delegation of 7 annually elected students to attend the NUS National Conference with rights to vote on content at the conference. The conference typically deals with the policy platform and strategic direction of the NUS, and elects the officebearer team and national executive for the subsequent year.

The next one will be held in December 2022 and USASA will accept nominations for these positions in line with USASA Board election timeline. Please note that you must attend the conference or proxy your votes to someone else attending the conference for your delegate votes to be counted.

You do not need to run for the USASA Board to nominate as an NUS Delegate, and you do not need to run as an NUS Delegate to nominate on the USASA Board. Although you may notice some cross-over with the candidates, these are separate elections held concurrently. USASA Election Regulations and rules for campaigning will apply to the NUS Delegate Election.

For more information about the National Union of Students, please visit their website

Rules relating to Elections

Election Regulations
USASA Constitution

Position Descriptions

USASA Student Representative


The University of South Australia Student Association acknowledges the Kaurna, Boandik and Barngarla First Nations People as the traditional custodians of the unceded lands now home to the University of South Australia’s campuses in Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Whyalla. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia. It was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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