UniSport Australia AGM & National Conference

Annual General Meeting


The 2019 UniSport Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday 15 May at 1pm at the Sofitel on Collins St, Melbourne.

Please note that the UniSport 2018 annual report and 2019 AGM papers were not printed in hard copy, nor provided as hand outs at the AGM. These documents are available for download below. ​

About the conference

UniSport Australia (UniSport) was proud to host the UniSport Australia AGM and National Conference in Melbourne Victoria from 15-17 May 2019. 


The 2019 UniSport National Conference united university sport administrators and managers for networking opportunities and conversations surrounding issues that drive the university sport sector. 


The conference attracted over 160 university sport leaders, keynote speakers, university sport administrators and managers as well as representatives from international university sport federations, national sporting organisations and key university stakeholders. 

The 2020 conference host city is expected to be announced by the end of August. 

Gala dinner awards

UniSport was pleased to introduce a number of awards at our Gala dinner in 2019. Congratulations to:

  • Most outstanding social media campaign for Nationals 2018 by a university - RMIT University

  • Most outstanding sports photo (team) - University of South Australia (photo by Juan Van Staden)

  • Most outstanding sports photo (action) - University of South Australia (photo by Juan Van Staden)

  • Outstanding contribution by a student volunteer in a club on campus -  Sean Davis from the University of South Australia

Conference Schedule

The Conference schedule for 2019 is outlined below

Presentations approved for publication by speakers are available via the members area only of this website

Wednesday 15 May

1200 Lunch

1300 Annual General Meeting

1430 UniSport business updates

1500 Afternoon tea

1530 CEO stream 

1530 Sports/Clubs Officer/student stream

1700 End of day

1830 Pre dinner drinks - Metropolis SouthBank

1900 Conference gala dinner - Metropolis SouthBank

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Thursday 16 May

morning session

0630 Group fitness walk (meet at hotel entrance)

0900 Conference welcome

0905 Benefits of sport on student wellness

0930 The evolution of eSports on campus

1000 Evaluating the effect of particular students services to the student's success

1030 Morning tea

1100 CEO stream

1100 Main stream

1100 Student stream

1230 Lunch

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Thursday 16 May

afternoon session

1330 CEO stream

1330 Main stream

1330 Student stream

1500 Afternoon tea

1530 Case study: Using social media to promote university  sport on campus 

1600 How to engage the online student

1630 Student panel re outcomes from student stream

1700 Day wrap up and housekeeping

1900 UTM Stay Oz Networking function

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Friday 17 May

0630 Group fitness walk (meet at hotel entrance)

0700 Women in university sport breakfast

0900 Welcome day two

0915 Pride in Sport

0950 Engaging diverse groups in sport activities on campus

1030 Morning tea

1100 Main stream

1100 UTM workshops

1100 Student stream

1230 Lunch with keynote speaker Gus Balbontin

(includes launch of UniRoos 2019 Universiade uniform)

1400 close of conference

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Conference app

Delegates attending the 2019 conference were able to keep track of all things relating to the event via the official conference app. The app content will continue to be available for delegates and includes

  • the ability to connect with speakers via speaker bios

  • view photos and comments from sessions attended

  • connect with other delegates via the contact list

  • explore exhibitors and sponsor offers


The conference presents an opportunity for businesses and sponsors to interact wtih conference delegates. 2019 conference exhibitors include:


The 2019 Conference was hosted at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, 

The 2020 venue is yet to be confirmed. Tenders for host venues will be called upon confirmation of the host city (anticipated by end of August).