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.

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Intervarsity Teams and Sports

Compete against students from across Australia and continue 150 years of tradition representing the University of Melbourne in intrastate, interstate and international events.

Events 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. Uni Nationals events encompass those National Championships and related events that are delivered by UniSport Australia. A full calendar of UniSport Australia events can be found on the events page on the UniSport Australia website.

  • View the events, dates and click your sport below to find out information, contact details, and EOI/Trial Dates - these updates may include UniSport Australia Uni Nationals or other intervarsity events throughout the year
  • 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
  • You must be an enrolled student at the University of Melbourne to be eligible for selection in any intervarsity event.

The University regularly competes in the following intervarsity sports:

Athletics

Australian Rules Football

Badminton

Baseball

Basketball

Beach Volleyball

Cheer

Cricket (T20)

Cycling

Distance Running

Fencing

Football (Soccer)

Futsal

Golf

Hockey

Kendo

Netball

Orienteering

Rowing

Rugby 7's

Sailing

Snowsports (Skiing/Snowboard)

Softball

Squash

Surfing

Swimming

Table Tennis

Taekwondo

Tennis

Triathlon

Touch Football

Ultimate Frisbee

Volleyball

Water Polo

Find out more about each of the major competitions our teams compete in:

UniSport Nationals

The UniSport Nationals provide an opportunity for students to compete against universities from across Australia in a number of national standard sporting competitions. The Nationals are comprised of our flagship event, UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2, and a number of standalone national championships throughout the year.

​The winners from each sport in Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 will be combined with the winners of the various Nationals Championships throughout the year to name one university the Overall Nationals Champions.

https://www.unisport.com.au/nationals

A list of sports can be found in the section above

Big Blue vs Monash

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.

The 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 australianboatrace.com or enquire here.

2021 Intervarsity Program

Date Event Location

Monday 8 March

T20 Cricket M vs Monash

University Oval

Monday 15 March

T20 Cricket W vs Monash

Monash

Wednesday 31 March

Big Blue vs Monash (Soccer M+W, Volleyball M+W, AFL M+W, Tennis M+W, Ultimate MX)

Monash

March-May

Aon Uni 7's Women's Rugby Program

Australia-wide

Wednesday 7 April

Basketball M+W vs Monash

Nona Lee Sports Centre, East Stadium

21-24 April

Uni Nationals Athletics

Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, NSW

Thursday 29 - Friday 30 April

Uni Nationals 3x3 Championship

Canberra, ACT

Saturday 1 May

Rowing M+W vs Monash (Coxed 4's)

Melbourne University Boat Club

Saturday 8 May

Uni Nationals Triathlon Championship

Port Stephens, NSW

Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 May

Uni Nationals Swimming Championship

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, NSW

Wednesday 19 May

Big Blue vs Monash (Hockey M+W, Squash M+W, Touch MX)

Sports Precinct, Parkville campus

Sunday 20 - Thursday 24 June

Indigenous Nationals

Newcastle, NSW

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 July

Uni Nationals Distance Running

Gold Coast, QLD

Wednesday 28 July

Table Tennis M+W vs Monash

Wilson Hall, Parkville campus

Monday 9 - Thursday 12 August

Uni Nationals T20 Cricket and Surfing

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Sunday 29 August - Thursday 2 September

Uni Nationals Snow Championship

Thredbo, NSW

Sunday 5 September

Water Polo M+W vs Monash

Monash

Saturday 25 September - Friday 1 October

Uni Nationals Div 1 and Div 2

Gold Coast, QLD

October

2021 Australian Boat Race

TBC

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.

Resources

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 Larissa Payne on 8344 5409 or via larissa.payne@unimelb.edu.au