The Senate is the governing authority of the University.

It consists of up to 17 members and in the words of The University of Western Australia Act 1911 has “the entire control and management of the affairs of the University and may act in all matters concerning the University in such manner as appears to it best calculated to promote the interests of the University”.

Senate Charter and Senate Code

The Senate Charter [PDF] defines the powers of the Senate.

The Senate Code [PDF] outlines the legal responsibilities, accountabilities and liabilities of each member of the Senate and details the standards and conduct to be adhered to by those members.


The Senate is governed by the conditions set down in UWA Statute and operates under the Senate Regulations and Standing orders of the Senate.

Meeting dates 2021

  • Thursday 4 March
  • Monday 24 May
  • Monday 28 June
  • Monday 23 August
  • Monday 18 October
  • Monday 6 December


Current Senate members access to minutes (login required).


Senate election form

Eligible staff who wish to nominate for election under section 8(1)(c) and 8(1)(j) of the University of Western Australia Act 1911 are required to complete the form:

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