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. The goddess of victory Nike is our symbol, and a poet's promise to 'grow in the esteem of future generations is our motto. Together they create the University's crest, which guides our aspiration to compete and contribute in equal measure

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.

Uni Sport Nationals 24-30 Sept in Perth

Scroll down the page to submit your expression of interest for Uni Nationals. To receive updates on trials, training, event costs and more, click the Update button below

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Team Managers and Coaches for Uni Nationals

Team managers and coaches provide a vital role in the promotion and delivery of Intervarsity events. If you would like to express your interest in this role please click the links below

Athletes Expression of Interest for Uni Nationals

Please click on the link below and highlight what sport you play and at what level you have or still compete. These details will be passed on to the team managers and coaches so that they can invite you to trials. Please remember that the Uni Nationals is not a competition for first-time athletes, and we will only take teams who can compete for honors.

Uni Nationals Team Trials - Perth 2022

All trials will be advertised below.






Sat 2nd July

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Nona Lee Sports Centre

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.

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

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.

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.

Women's Uni 7s

The Aon Women's Uni 7s Series is a tournament for senior female 7s players from University representative teams, organised and supported by Rugby Australia. The tournament comprises of 4 rounds of competition, where each tournament is played across a weekend. Teams often travel interstate to compete.

Women's Uni 7s

University Basketball League (UBL)

The University Basketball League Australia (UBL) is a nationwide competition between the best eleven women's and men's basketball teams. The competition is played over an epic eight-week battle, culminating in a two-week final series.


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.

  • You must be an enrolled student at the University of Melbourne to be eligible for selection in any intervarsity event.
  • If you want more details? Contact the Sport Performance Coordinator

2022 Intervarsity Program

If you are interested in representing the University of Melbourne in one of our high-performance programs detailed below, select Click Here to submit your expression of interest.

Date Event Location / Update Expression of Interest /Result

11 - 13 March

Uni Nationals Triathlon Championship (part of Mooloolaba Triathlon)

Mooloolaba, QLD

14 March

Big Blue vs Monash

T20 Cricket M vs Monash

University Oval

MON 141-9 20 Overs

MELB 143-3 14.2 Overs



30 March

Big Blue vs Monash

Soccer M

Soccer W

Tennis M

Tennis W

Touch MX

Away Monash

1-1 (5-4 pens)











13 April

Big Blue vs Monash

AFL Men's

AFL Women's

Away Monash






19-21 April

Uni Nationals Athletics

Men's Results

Women's Results

Runaway Bay


12th Place

11th Place

20-22 April

Uni Nationals 3x3 Championship

Hobart, TAS

Did not compete

11 May

Big Blue vs Monash

Volleyball Men's

Volleyball Women's

Hockey Men's

Hockey Women's

Squash Men's

Squash Women's

Ultimate Mx

Home Melbourne









26 - 30 June

Indigenous Nationals

QUT, Queensland

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12 - 14 July

Uni Nationals Surfing

Sunshine Coast, QLD

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27 July

Big Blue vs Monash

Table Tennis M+W

Wilson Hall, Parkville campus

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1 - 5 August

Uni Nationals T20 Cricket Championship

Sunshine Coast, QLD

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4 - 8 September

Uni Nationals Snow Championship

Mt Buller, VIC

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18 September

Big Blue vs Monash

Water Polo M+W


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18 September

Uni Nationals Distance Running (part of Sydney Running Festival)

Sydney, NSW

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24 - 30 September

Uni Nationals Div 1 and Div 2

Perth, WA

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16 October

2022 Australian Boat Race


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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 Tony Sephton on (03) 8344 3833 or via