Clubs and societies

Uni isn't all about books and study. We've got loads of sports, cultural, academic, religious and social clubs and societies at each of our campuses. There’s also a range of sport and recreational groups. Make the most of your time at Deakin: meet new people, try new things, share your skills and discover your hidden talents.

Get involved

As a Deakin student you can explore more than 120 clubs and societies across our campuses. They range from sports, health and personal development clubs to academic, course and discipline-specific groups, plus religious societies and many more. There's sure to be a club or society to suit your interests.

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Find a club or society

Sports clubs and societies

Whatever sport you're into (or whatever you'd like to try), we've got a club full of people who want you to join. We've got clubs like:

  • Climbing/Outdoor club
  • Deakin Burwood Basketball Association
  • Deakin Soccer Club
  • Deakin Fencing Club (DFC)
  • Deakin University Football and Netball Club (Sharks) & Sharks Players United
  • Deakin Futsal Club
  • Deakin Geelong Cheer and Dance Club
  • Deakin Snow Riders (DSR).

Culture clubs and societies

Learning a language? Planning a holiday? Love the food? Or just want to share your culture with others? Here are just a few of the cultural clubs at Deakin:

  • Afro-Australian Student Organisation Deakin (AASO)
  • Australia China Youth Association
  • Deakin Cultural Diversity Club (DCDC)
  • Deakin Indian Pakistani Association & Community
  • Deakin Indonesian Club
  • Deakin Vietnamese International Student and Extension (DEVISE)
  • Hong Kong Student Society (HKSS)
  • Japan-Australia Social Society (JASS).

Academic clubs and societies

There are loads of clubs and societies that revolve around academic interests, faculties, and schools. If you're really passionate about an industry or academic subject (or even if you just want to learn a little more about it) get in touch with the club. Deakin academic clubs include:

  • Amnesty International Deakin Geelong
  • Burwood Student Theatre Company (BuST Co)
  • Deakin Law Students Society
  • Deakin Nursing Society (DNS)
  • Deakin Writers
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Feminism and Equality Network Deakin (FEND).

Religious clubs and societies

Want to connect and share your faith? Deakin has a number of religious societies where you can discuss faith and spirituality with others. Clubs include:

  • Christian Union Burwood
  • UniVerses
  • Islamic Society of Deakin University (ISDU).

Social clubs and societies

Just want to meet some people that share your interests? Join a social club. Deakin’s got clubs like:

  • D-argh! Games and Anime
  • Deakin Disability Student Society (DDSS)
  • Deakin Geelong Queer Collective
  • Deakin Greens Club
  • Deakin Horror Club (DHC)
  • Juggernauts
  • Mature Age Student Club (MASC)
  • The Den (Deakin Edible Nursery)
  • Warrnambool Deakin Fishing Club.

DeakinSync Communities

DeakinSync Communities are online groups within our digital learning platform – DeakinSync – where like-minded students can connect, collaborate, support each other and even arrange to meet in person. 

You can also make your own public and private groups to help you get things done.

Deakin University Student Association (DUSA)