2019 Annual Council Meeting

About the CAPA Annual Council Meeting

The CAPA Annual Council Meeting will be held on 4 – 6 December in Melbourne at Victoria University’s City Flinders Campus, opposite Flinders Street station in the heart of Melbourne. The meeting is hosted by the Victoria University Postgraduate Association (VUPA), and brings postgraduate associations from universities around Australia together.

The CAPA Annual Council Meeting includes the elections for the 2020 office bearer team and planning next year’s campaigns and advocacy.

There will be a conference-style forum for postgraduate student representatives to increase their capacity and learn from one another. We are organising a range of external speakers, discussion panels, and skill-sharing sessions from affiliates.

The meeting will run from 9:00am until 5pm each day.

This year is the 40-year anniversary of CAPA. The highlight is the gala dinner on Thursday the 5th of December, where current affiliates as well as past CAPA committee members will be invited to celebrate our achievements at the exclusive Long Room at the Immigration Museum. The 40th anniversary gala dinner is sponsored by Monash Graduate Association, Victoria University, and the University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association.

To attend, you must register your details below. Attendees are asked to pre-pay for the cost of their catering and gala dinner ticket – details will be sent via email within one month.

Annual Council Meeting registration

To register, please put in your details below and click ‘send’.


Registration closes on the 20th of November. We cannot accommodate any dietary requirements received after this time. We will be charging to recover some of the costs of catering.


  • Financial affiliates: $380 inc GST three-day catering package and gala dinner
  • Non-financial affiliates and observers: $400 inc GST three-day catering package and gala dinner

Registrants will be invoiced within the month.


Delegates will be required to book their own accommodation. We recommend making reservations early as affordable options are booking out quickly. We suggest affiliates consider the following options nearby and book ASAP:


Affiliate organisations are invited to make submissions to the agenda by the 1st of November 2019. All agenda items should be sent to the General Secretary: gensec@capa.edu.au.

The agenda will be released one month prior to the conference. The agenda and all attachments will be released in a shared Google Drive, with the link to be shared with affiliates and attendees.

Forms and documents

If you are intending to vote on behalf of your organisation, please ensure you have submitted a valid delegate credentialing form. A blank form can be downloaded 1. Delegate-Credentialling-Form-ACM-2019. Please ensure your credentialing form is submitted at least one week before the conference.

The CAPA Constitution, Regulations, and Policy Book can be downloaded from the organisational documents page.

Questions and support

Please email president@capa.edu.au for any questions or enquiries.