Notice of election - Student, for La Trobe University Council of 2019

In 2016 the State Government changed the legislation governing University Council membership which allowed staff and students the opportunity to nominate for elected positions on the University Council.

Elected members do not "represent" the constituencies from which they are drawn. Rather they are expected to bring a student perspective to the University Council. All members, whether appointed or elected, are required by law to act at all times as trustees of the University and in the interests of the University rather than as delegates representing sectional interests.

Elections for the student position were held in October 2018 and Mr Nathan Croft was elected for the term 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Elections for the 2020 term will be held later in 2019.


Council is the governing body of the University with responsibility for the general direction and superintendence of the University and may exercise all the powers, functions and duties of the University, subject to the Act, the University Statutes and University Regulations.

In broad terms, Council appoints and monitors the performance of the Vice-Chancellor, approves the mission, direction and strategic plan of the University and oversees the management and performance of the University. The responsibilities, powers and functions of Council are set out in sections 8 and 9 of the Act.

Council comprises ex-officio members, government and council appointed members, and elected members.

All Council members must act in the interest of the whole University and in accordance with the requirements of the Council members rights and responsibilities document.

Staff and students considering nominating for these positions are requested to read the following information:

For more information contact: elections@latrobe.edu.au