SUPRA Council General Election 2023

Notice of Election

SUPRA Councillors 2023–24

Notice is hereby given of the election of twenty-seven (27) ordinary councillors to the Council of the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association for the 2023–24 term.

Note: all dates and times in this notice refer to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney time).

Nominations will open: 9:00am, Wednesday 15 March 2023.
Nominations will close: 3:00pm, Wednesday 29 March 2023.

The ballot order will be drawn at a secure location at 3:00pm, Friday 31 March 2023.

Nominations forms are now closed.

Electoral Regulations can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. A copy of the Electoral Regulations will also be emailed to all nominees.


  • All candidate nominations should include a candidate statement.
  • All ticket nominations should include a ticket statement.


Nominations should be submitted via a completed online nomination form and must reach the Returning Officer by 3:00pm, Wednesday 29 March 2023.


Nominations received after the designated closing time will not be accepted.


Any postgraduate student at the University of Sydney who is also a SUPRA member, or willing to become a member, is eligible to nominate and vote in this election. SUPRA membership is free and available to postgraduate students by joining online.

Please consult the current SUPRA Electoral Regulations and Constitution for detailed information on the voting procedures and rules.

Election timeline

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

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

Candidates will be announced on the SUPRA website:
5:00pm, Friday 31 March 2023.

Access to online ballots will be issued:
9:00am, Thursday 13 April 2023.

Polls close:
5:00pm, Friday 28 April 2023.

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

Election of Officer Bearers:

After the election of SUPRA Council members, the council-elect will meet and elect from among itself six (6) Officer Bearers:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director of Student Publications
  • Education Officer.

Find more information

Visit the SUPRA Elections home page for 2023 for more information about the election and policies, as well as more information about these positions, such as duty statements, responsibilities, and remuneration.

The Returning Officer for the General Election may be contacted at the following email address:

Cameron Hawkins
SUPRA Returning Officer, 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

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