Skip to content

The University of Adelaide Council

The University of Adelaide is governed by its Council which is established by the University of Adelaide Act 1971.

The University of Adelaide Council:

A list of Former Officers of the University is maintained by the University Archives.

Principal Responsibilities

The Council's principal responsibilities include:

  • appointing the Vice-Chancellor & President as the chief executive officer of the University and monitoring his or her performance
  • approving the mission and strategic direction of the University, as well as the annual budget and business plan
  • overseeing and reviewing the management of the University and its performance
  • establishing policy and procedural principles, consistent with legal requirements and community expectations
  • approving and monitoring systems of control and accountability, including general overview of any entities controlled by the University (within the meaning of section 50AA of the Corporations Act 2001)
  • overseeing and monitoring the assessment and management of risk across the University, including commercial undertakings
  • overseeing and monitoring the academic activities of the University
  • approving significant commercial activities of the University.

The Council must in all matters endeavour to advance the interests of the University.

Office of the Chancellor and Council Secretariat

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005


T +61 8 8313 5668
F +61 8 8313 4407