Intervarsity Sport

Represent the University of Melbourne in sporting competitions across Australia and overseas.

Intervarsity Sport at the University dates back to the first university sporting competitions in Australia in 1870. We provide students with the opportunity to represent the University in a variety of regional, national and international sporting competitions, such as the Big Blue, Varsity Challenge, and Uni Nationals.

Winged Victory

The University of Melbourne's sporting teams are collectively known as Winged Victory.

Our representative sport program is recognised as one of Australia's most successful. The majority of inter-university sporting opportunities are provided through the national sporting body UniSport Australia.

In recent times, the University has been Overall University National Champion in 2008, 2012 and 2013 and National Runner Up on three other occasions in 2009, 2014 and 2017.

All University of Melbourne representative teams, participants and officials must be approved by Melbourne University Sport, and teams are to be approved according to the Representative Sport Policy. For a student to be eligible, they must be a currently enrolled student at the University of Melbourne.

Represent the University of Melbourne

Register your interest for Varsity Challenge, Group of 8 Football and Netball, Uni Nationals Division 1 and 2, Nationals Championships and various other representative opportunities - to receive future updates on trial, training and event costs.

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Intervarsity Teams and Sports

How to find out when trials are, or how to express interest directly:

  • Click your sport below to find out information, contact details, and EOI/Trial Dates
  • If there's no link, check the Winged Victory Facebook Page to see if anything for your sport has been posted (it will come up closer to the event)
  • Contact the Sport-Specific Team Manager
  • No details? Contact the Sport Performance Coordinator

These trial dates may include but are not limited to: Go8 Australian Rules Football and Netball, Big Blue vs Monash, UniNationals Div 1 and Div 2 and other Intervarsity Events


Australian Rules Football

Badminton - teams



Beach Volleyball


Distance Running




Golf - teams







Rugby 7s




Squash - teams



Table Tennis - teams


Tennis - teams



Twenty20 Cricket


Uni Battle


Water Polo


Compete against students from across Australia and enjoy representing the University of Melbourne nationally.

Uni Nationals events encompass those National Championships and related events that are delivered by UniSport Australia. There are a large range of sports in which enrolled students can represent the University of Melbourne at these events.

2019 Events

  • Nationals Div 1 - Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October, Gold Coast
  • Nationals Div 2 - Sunday 7 July to Thursday 11 July, Gold Coast
  • Nationals Snow - Sunday 25 August to Thursday 29 August, Thredbo
  • Other Championship events - throughout the year

A full calendar of events can be found on the events page on the UniSport Australia website.

Varsity Challenge

The Varsity Challenge is Australia’s premier university sporting conference.

The Varsity Challenge provides student-athletes with opportunities to represent their university against the best student-athletes from around Australia. With sporting contests played on or near campuses, big crowds of students, staff and alumni add to the atmosphere and build on the rich tradition and history of intervarsity sporting battles.

Visit the Varsity Challenge website to view the 2019 Schedule or enquire here.

Australian Boat Race

The Australian Boat Race is an annual rowing race between the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney in the sport of Rowing.

Held annually, the venue alternates between the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne and on Sydney Harbour. It encapsulates the long-standing rivalry between two great cities and two great universities.

Crews are selected from currently enrolled students at the University of Melbourne.

Find out more at or enquire here.

Big Blue

The Big Blue encapsulates the sporting rivalry between Victoria’s two largest Universities, Melbourne and Monash.

Rivals on and off the sporting field, the matches are played at Melbourne’s Parkville Campus or Monash’s Clayton Campus during Semester and offer a chance for students to represent their University in a local and competitive setting, at no cost.

A winner is declared at the conclusion of Semester 2 when the head-to-head results are tallied up.

Visit the Varsity Challenge website to view the 2019 Schedule or enquire here.


See below key Athlete, Team Manager and Coach resources and documents that are related to Uni Nationals events

Contact Us

Can’t find what you’re looking for? For further information regarding Winged Victory and Intervarsity Sport, please contact the Sport Performance Coordinator Tom Lutwyche on 8344 5409 or via