Acts, Statutes and By-Laws of the University

Further information

External legislation

Commonwealth and State legislation affecting the University's operations can be accessed through the State Law Publisher (State Legislation only) or ComLaw

The University of Western Australia is governed by a series of Acts and Statutes.

The University's statutes and regulations are currently under review.  More information can be found on the University's legislative review here.


The Acts of the Western Australian Parliament cover, among other things, the establishment of the University, its colleges, buildings and teaching hospitals.
The Statutes govern the University's internal structure, procedure and practice. They deal with matters of central importance, including the Senate, the Faculties, the granting of degrees and diplomas and student discipline.
The University of Western Australia Lands By-Laws
These by-laws apply to every person, vehicle or thing which is at any time on the Lands of the University.