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SUPRA Elections 2023

SUPRA Council General Election 2023

The General Election is the main election to instate twenty seven (27) General Councillors. The General Election period for 2023 begins on Wednesday 15 March, with the opening of nominations. The close of polling will be Friday 28 April 2023, and the winners will be announced by Sunday 30 April 2023. Those who are elected to council begin their term on 1 July 2023 and continue until 30 June 2024, or until they resign from Council.

The notice of election was issued on Thursday 14 March 2023. Read the full notice.


Nominations are open from 9:00am, Wednesday 15 March 2023.

Nominations close at 3:00pm, Wednesday 29 March 2023.

To nominate, you must fill out the Candidate nomination form.

If you are intending to nominate as part of a ticket, you should fill out the Ticket nomination form.

All nominations must be accompanied by at least two (2) ‘seconders’ who support your candidacy. These seconders must be eligible current postgraduate students (enrolled or suspended) at the University of Sydney. Your seconders must fill out the Nominators/seconders form.

All nominations must be completed and received by the deadline.

To nominate, you must be a current postgraduate student (enrolled or suspended) at the University of Sydney. If you have completed the conditions of your degree and are awaiting graduation, you are not eligible to nominate. If you are not a current SUPRA member, you will become one by completing the nomination form.

Complaints and Disputes

If you believe that a person has acted in a way that would undermine the integrity of the election, or otherwise contravened the Constitution or Regulations of SUPRA, please contact the Returning Officer at returning.officer@supra.usyd.edu.au with a brief and clear explanation of your concern.

Timeline and announcements

All dates and times on this page refer to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney time).

Call for nominations

15–29 March

Nominations close at 3pm, Wednesday 29
March 2023.

Nominate now or find out more.

Announcement of candidates

31 March

Candidates will be announced on this page by Friday 31 March 2023.

Voting open

13–28 April

Voting will open from 9am Thursday 13 April until 5pm, Friday 28 April 2023.

Election results

30 April

The Returning Officer will declare the results by Sunday 30 April 2023.

Regulations and policy

SUPRA Constitution

The Constitution is the main governing document for SUPRA. Many aspects of elections are outlined within it.

Download Constitution [PDF, 450KB]

SUPRA Electoral Regulations

These regulations support the Constitution, and further outline many election processes.

Download Electoral Regulations [PDF 250KB]

Other regulations and policies

Other policies and regulations are relevant to elections, including the Councillor Code of Conduct and Safer Spaces policies.

Find all SUPRA policies and regulations

SUPRA Equity Officer Elections

The 2023–24 equity officer elections are underway. These elections are held separately from our General Election, and are run autonomously by each network. Find out more about our student equity networks.

We will update this section as the equity officer elections are scheduled. Please check back for updates.

Women’s Officer 2023-24

Election details coming soon.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer 2023-24

Election details coming soon.

Disabilities Officer 2023-24

Election details coming soon.

Queer Officer 2023-24

Election details coming soon.

International Student Officer 2023-24

Election details coming soon.

Satellite Campus Officer 2023-24

Election details coming soon.

Higher Degree by Research Student Officer 2023-24

Election details coming soon.

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