University elections

Participation, fairness and transparency are vital to any democratic process. Deakin University carries out its elections with these values in mind to ensure you are involved, treated impartially and informed.

Get involved

Deakin encourages staff and students to participate in elections for boards and committees should they be eligible to stand as candidates or to vote. 

Staff and student participation in decision-making bodies is an important part of university life and provides valuable professional development and rewarding learning experiences.

Election information

Academic Board, University Council and UniSuper Consultative Committee elections are conducted in accordance with University Regulation 7.1(1), as well as the elections procedure policy (below). 

Read Deakin University's election procedure policy

Please note that only students and staff at Deakin University can access the links below.

Find out more about Academic Board elections

Find out more about University Council elections

Find out more about UniSuper Consultative Committee elections

Contact us

The Returning Officer for University elections is the Council Secretary, Dr Glenn Nicholls.

Please contact Council Secretary if you seek:

- to be appointed as a Deputy Returning Officer to conduct a Deakin election 
- any information about Deakin’s election procedure. 

Email Council Secretary