USASA Board Elections

Come back to vote on the 16-20 of 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 2023

All dates and times are in Adelaide local time (ACST/ACDT)

  • Election Notice Published: 9am Monday 1 September
  • Nominations Open: 9 am Monday 11 September
  • Nominations Close: 4 pm Friday 22 September
  • Election Information Sessions:
    • Online: 6 pm Tuesday 12 September - Link will be provided via your UniSA email
    • ​City East: 5 pm Tuesday 5 September - Student Lounge, A Building
    • City West: 5 pm Wednesday 6 September - Student Lounge, CS Building
    • Magill: 5 pm Wednesday 13 September - Student Lounge, A Building
    • Mawson Lakes: 5 pm Thursday 14 September - Student Lounge, A Building
  • Compulsory Candidate Briefing 1: 6 pm Tuesday 3 October  via TBC
  • Compulsory Candidate Briefing 2: 6 pm Wednesday 4 October via TBC
    • 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 16 October
  • Voting Closes: 4 pm Friday 20 October
    • All students enrolled at UniSA will be sent a unique voting link to their student email account.
  • Provisional Result Announced: 5 pm Friday 20 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 27 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 the right to vote on content at the conference. The conference typically deals with the policy platform and strategic direction of the NUS and elects the office bearer team and national executive for the subsequent year.

The next one will be held in December 2023 , and USASA will accept nominations for these positions in line with the 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.


  • NUS Delegates are elected in October 2023 and end their term in December 2023.
  • The role is to cover the Conference that occurs in December.
  • USASA does not fund any costs for NUS Delegates; please beware of all costs associated before nominating.
    (2022  conference tickets were $1100.00)

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

Rules Relating to Elections

Election Regulations
USASA Constitution

Election Notice 2024

Position Descriptions

USASA Student Representative

USASA Student President


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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