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Council Vacancies for 2021

Overview of Council vacancies from 31 December 2020

s8(5) of the University of Tasmania Act states, before making an appointment to the Council, the Minister and the Council must –

  • give public notification of the vacancy; and
  • consult with each other about any intended appointment; and
  • have regard to the balance of skills and experience, regional representation and an appropriate gender balance.

Call for nominations for a Professional and an Academic Staff member on Council

In accordance with s.8(1) (e) and (h) of the Act, Council includes one member of the academic staff elected by the academic staff and one member of the professional staff elected by the professional staff. The University invites interested people to nominate for election.

If you are considering nominating you may obtain information on the role of the Council, its committee structure and its membership from the University Council website. Alternatively, you may request a copy of this information by contacting Heather Patterson on 03 6226 2508 or heather.patterson@utas.edu.au.

Please feel free to contact the Chancellor, Michael Field AC on 03 6226 1564 if you would like to discuss nominating for membership of the Council.

A nomination form, including information to be supplied by the nominee, is available here - [Word version] [PDF version]

Send nominations to

The Secretary to University Council, Private Bag 51, Hobart TASMANIA 7001.  Email: uni.council@utas.edu.au

Closing date for nominations: Friday 6 November at 5pm.



Members appointed by the Minister - Nominations have now closed

In accordance with s.8 (1) (d) of the Act, Council is comprised of up to 2 persons appointed by the Minister, each of whom must not be a student or member of the academic staff or professional staff and of whom at least one must be a graduate of the University. Nominations closed on Monday 12 October 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome by email in due course.

Members appointed by Council - Nominations have now closed

In accordance with s.8 (1) (j) of the Act, Council is comprised of up to 6 persons appointed by the Council, each of whom must not be a member of the academic staff or professional staff or a student and of whom at least one must be a graduate of the University. Nominations closed on Monday 12 October 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome by email in due course.

Student member on Council - Nominations have now closed

In accordance with s.8(1) (i) of the Act, Council is to include a minimum of one student appointed by the Council, after consultation with any relevant student associations. Nominations closed on Monday 12 October 2020 at 5pm.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome by email in due course.

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