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.

We are Winged Victory

The University's sporting teams are collectively known as Winged Victory. Nike, the Greek Godess of Victory is our symbol and a poet Homer'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. If you would like to represent the university or become a team manager, then please fill out the appropriate form below.

Representing Melbourne Uni Video

Semester 1 - Trials

UBL Men - Second Trial Monday 4th March 7-8.30am Indoor Courts Nona Lee Sport Centre

Please complete the EOI if you have not already

T20 Men - First Trial Monday 4th March 11.30 - 1pm Outdoor cricket nets

Please complete the EOI

T20 Men - Second Trial Wednesday 6th March 11.30 - 1pm Outdoor cricket nets

Please complete the EOI

Semester 1 - Intervarsity Events 2024

Clubs Day (20 Feb, Melbourne Uni)

If you want to represent the University in our Intervarsity program against other Australian Universities, then sign up at this event, and talk to our team on sporting volunteers. The Intervarsity program is coordinated along side our sporting clubs, but you do not have to be a member of our clubs to be involved.

Date: Tuesday 20th Feb 2024

Time: 11am-3pm



University Basketball League (UBL) (March - May)

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.

2023 Mens Champions - Melbourne University

The men started the new UBL season with a strong 61-109 win away at Adelaide University, which was the start of six match winning streak. Recording only one defeat in eight group games against UTAS (Tasmania), the men's team ended second on the ladder to UTS (Sydney). After relatively easy wins in the quarter and semi final maches, the men's team travelled to Sydney for the Grand Final.

The match provided an exhilarating display of skill and determination from both teams, leaving the crowd thoroughly entertained. Melbourne University's impressive performance and shooting prowess ultimately secured them a well-deserved win against UTS 77-67, and win the chamionship.

2023 Melbourne University Women's UBL

The women's team of Melbourne University underwent a remarkable transformation in the 2023 UBL season, under the guidance of their newly appointed head coach, Keith Noack. With a series of impressive performances, the team began their campaign with an exceptional three consecutive victories against Adelaide University, RMIT in a local derby, and UWA.

Advancing to the semi-finals, they faced an all-Melbourne showdown against the defending champions, La Trobe Uni. Unfortunately, their journey came to an end as La Trobe exhibited a dominant display, securing a 74-52 victory. Nevertheless, the team takes immense pride in their progress throughout the season and eagerly looks forward to the 2024 season, aiming to build upon their achievements.

For more information about the UBL click the link below.

UBL

Expression of Interest (Click Here)

Big Blue Basketball - (13 March, Monash Uni)

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.

This is the first fixture for 2024, and will be contested between Men's and Women's Basketball. Match will be held on Monash Uni Campus.

Expression of Interest (click here)

Triathlon Uni Nationals (9-10 March)

Triathlon

In 2024, Triathlon will be contested in both men's and women's events in sprint and standard (Olympic) distances at the Mooloolaba Triathlon on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

To be involved in this event,

Step 1: Complete the expression of interest form. (click here)

Step 2: Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to discuss representing your university. Email: tony.sephton@unimelb.edu.au

Step 3: Register via the Mooloolaba Triathlon website. Make sure you check the 2024 UniSport Nationals Triathlon box when registering and enter your university name and student number to ensure your results count. Keep note of your registration ID!

Step 4: Head to the UniSport website and register your attendance on the Fuse system to make sure your results count towards your university's point score!

Updated prices.

Cost to register: Standard (Olympic) $310.00 & Sprint $145.00

We will not have Melbourne University Sport manager at the event, so i have organsied a team meeting to discuss any questions you may have about the event. Alternatively i will have an Intervarsity sport booth at Clubs day Tuesday 20th Feb 11-3pm, where i can answer any of your questions.

Tony Sephton: Sport Performance Coordinator

Team Meeting: Wednesday 28th Feb 6.00pm on teams.

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 463 794 094 346
Passcode: HZcCr7


Big Blue T20 Cricket - (11 March, Melbourne Uni)

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.

T20 Cricket will be played on the Melbourne Uni Oval.

T20 Men - First Trial Monday 4th March 11.30 - 1pm Outdoor cricket nets

Please complete the EOI

T20 Men - Second Trial Wednesday 6th March 11.30 - 1pm Outdoor cricket nets

Please complete the EOI

Expression of Interest (click here)

Big Blue AFL (27 March, Monash Uni)

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.

AFL Men's and Women's will be played on Monash Uni Oval.

Expression of Interest (click here)

Big Blue Multi Event - (15 April, Monash Uni)

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.

This is one of two multi events that is part of the Big Blue. They will be held on the Monash Uni Campus, and we will provide coaches to transportour teams to the event.

Fixtures:

  1. Men and Women Soccer
  2. TBC Touch
  3. Men Hockey
  4. Women Tennis
  5. Women Squash
  6. Men and Women Roundball
  7. Men Volleyball

Expression of Interest (click here)

Athletics Uni Nationals (24-26 April)

Athletics Update

Please click here for more information: Athletics Uni Nationals Update.

In 2024, Athletics will be hosted from 24-26 April at the Gold Coast Performance Centre, Queensland and will be contested in both men's and women's events. Multi-class events will also be offered in the competition.

Heptathlon and Decathlon

Heptathlon and Decathlon events will not be held at Nationals Athletics. However, results from the 2024 Australian Track & Field Championships (dates TBC) will be counted towards Nationals Athletics.

To be Involved in this event,

Step 1: Complete the expression of interest form. (click here)

Step 2: Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to discuss representing your university. Email: tony.sephton@unimelb.edu.au

Step 3: Register on the Unisport Website (currently it is not open, 10 Jan 24)

For more information please look at the information below

Melbourne Uni Athletics Guide to competing 2024

Unisport Guidlines 2023

All students are required to stay in the accommodation provided by the University.


Big Blue Multi Event - (6 May, Melbourne Uni)

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.

This is one of two multi events that is part of the Big Blue. They will be held on the Monash Uni Campus, and we will provide coaches to transportour teams to the event.

Fixtures:

  1. Mx Netball
  2. Mx Ultimate
  3. Women Hockey
  4. Men Tennis
  5. Men Squash
  6. Men and Women Pickleball
  7. Women Volleyball

Expression of Interest (click here)

Swimming Uni Nationals (9-11 May)

Swimming

In 2024, Swimming will be contested in men's and women's events at the 2024 Sydney Open at Sydney Olympic Park, NSW. Multi-class events will also be offered.

To be Involved in this event,

Step 1: Complete the expression of interest form. (click here)

Step 2: Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to discuss representing your university. Email: tony.sephton@unimelb.edu.au

Step 3: Register via the appropriate form on Swimming NSW website (currently it is not open, 10 Jan 24)

For more information please look at the information below

Uni Sport Swimming Guidelines



Indigenous Nationals (23-27 June)

In 2024, the 28th Indigenous Nationals will be held from 23-27 June at the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, NSW. The event will contested in a mixed competition across four sports: touch football, basketball, netball, and volleyball.

National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) began in 1996 as a joint class project between 13 students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies (Community Recreation) at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies, The University of Newcastle.

Now referred to as Indigenous Nationals, the event is a week-long multi-sport competition for indigenous student-athletes. The annual event aims to bring together student-athletes from universities across Australia to compete in a variety of sports and ultimately crown one university team the champion of the games. Indigenous Nationals is an amazing environment to not only celebrate the rich sporting culture of indigenous Australia but to also acknowledge the heritage and history of the participating student-athletes.

Eligibility to participate

Indigenous Nationals is open to both staff and currently enrolled students of UniSport Australia member universities.

In maintaining the integrity of the Indigenous Nationals as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander event and in keeping with the rules of engagement, confirmation of Aboriginality is required by each player participating in the competition.

​Uni Sport Guidelines

(Registration is not currently open 10 Jan 2024)

Semester 2 - Intervarsity Events

Distance Running Uni Nationals (15 Sept)

More information coming soon

3x3 Basketball Uni Nationals (2-4 July)

3x3 Basketball

In 2024, 3x3 Basketball will be hosted from 2-4 July , and will be contested in both men's and women's competitions.

The competition is due to be helon the Sunshine Coast.

More details to come.

For more information please look at the information below

Uni Sport Guidelines

T20 Cricket Uni Nationals (8-12 July)

More information coming soon

Surfing Uni Nationals (10-12 July)

More information coming soon

Big Blue Badminton & Table Tennis (9 Aug, Melb Uni)

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.

Badminton and Table Tennis will be played in the stadiums at the same time, which will bring a festival atmosphere to the Melbourne Stadiums here on Campus.

Fixtures:

Badminton Men

Badminton Women

Table Tennis Men

Table Tennis Women

Expression of Interest (click here)

Fixture still to be arranged

Golf

Water Polo

Rowing

Snow Uni Nationals (2-4 Sept)

Snow Uni Nationals

In 2024, Nationals Snow will be held at Mt Buller, Victoria from 2-4 September and will be contested in both men's and women's competitions across four sports; alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboard, and cross country skiing.

Melbourne University have a Lodge on the mountain and the team will be staying together in this location.

More information to come.

Expression of Interest (click here)

UniSport Uni Nationals ( 6 - 13 Sept)

The 2024 UniSport Nationals will be held in Canberra, and will see over 6,000 participants from across the country battle it out to be crowned national champions in one of 31 different sports.

This is the flagship event of the year, and the winners from each sport will be combined with the winners of the various Nationals Championships throughout the year to name one university the Overall Nationals Champions.

Registration, costs and specific details are not available currently.

Expression of Interest (click here)


The Australian Boat Race (Oct)

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.

Expression of Interest (click here)

ABR 2022


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
Intervarsity Sport

University Champions 2023

The University of Melbourne continued to prove it is one of the country’s premier sporting universities by winning eight National Championships at the 2023 Uni Nationals on the Gold Coast, to claim equal third overall in the 2023 overall rankings. We also won the Men's UBL Championship for the first time, with a stunning Grand Final Victory against UTS. The eight titles mean the University claims the John Campbell Trophy as South Overall Champions.

Intervarsity Results

Big Blue Challenge

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.

  1. Overall Champions
  2. Big Blue results 2023
  3. Big Blue results 2022


Unisport University National Competitions

UniSport Nationals provide an opportunity for student-athletes at our 42 member universities from across Australia to compete head to head in a number of national standard sporting competitions.

Nationals are comprised of our flagship event, UniSport Nationals, and a number of standalone national championships throughout the year.The winners from each sport in UniSport Nationals will be combined with the winners of the various Nationals Championships throughout the year to name one university the Overall Nationals Champions.

  1. UniSport results 2023
  2. Unisport results 2022


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 Tony Sephton on (03) 8344 3833 or via tony.sephton@unimelb.edu.au