Clubs & Societies

Being involved with a club on campus is a great way to meet other students with the same interests or goals, build networks and have fun. Clubs also give students opportunities to learn new skills in event management and administration - useful additions to a resume for when you have finished at Uni.

Clubs affiliated with the BSA receive training, financial and administrative support from the BSA who believe clubs are vitally important to a healthy university community.

Joining a Club
Many clubs have stalls during O Week or Bruce Week where you can talk to members and find out what they do. All clubs have a membership fee starting at $5.00 for BSA members. You can now join any club at the BSA Info Desk or by contacting the Club directly.

BSA Membership Discount
BSA Members get a $5 discount on any affiliated club membership.

Club Awards
The annual club awards celebrates the work that club committees do in running a successful University club or society. Categories include Club of the Year, New club of the Year, Club person of the year and many more.

The 2017 Club Awards will be held on Thursday 14 September at one of Bendigo's premier venues and includes finger food and live music. More details about Award categories, venue and times available closer to the date. More

Bendigo Oral Health & Dentistry Society(BOHDS) - 2014 Winners
Current Clubs
Art Club Visual Arts
BAPS Pharmacy
Bendigo Business Cartel Business
Bendigo Christian Union Christian
Bendigo Graduate Research Society Graduate Researchers
Bendigo International Student Club International Students
Bendigo Law Student Association Law
BOTSA Occupational Therapy
Education Society Education
Exercise Physiology Exercise Physiology
Games Club Gaming
Grapho Allegiance Graphic Design
LARHC Rural Health
La Trobe Bendigo Badminton Club Badminton
LA SPA Paramedics
LEAF Environmental
Let's Get Physical Fitness
LTUB Cheer Cheer Leading
LTUB Labor Labor
LTUIS Islamic Society
Mature Age and Post Graduate Club Mature Age/Post Grad
Performing Arts Club Performing Arts
Plan B Planning
PSA Physiotherapy
Psychology Society Psychology
Rainbow Eagles LGBTIQ
Society of Arts and Social Sciences Arts and Social Sciences
SPSA Speech Pathology
The Mob Outdoor Education
The Patch Gardening
Young Engineers Club Engineering

Starting a New Club
The BSA can help you establish a new club or continue with an existing club. Ideas for new clubs or those waiting to be reborn include:

Music Club  Knitting Club Sporting Clubs
Politics Club Science Club   University Games Club  
Cinema Club    Parents Club    Special Interest Club

The BSA helps by providing:
  • Resources – admin templates, photocopying, ticket selling, BBQ hire, PA and Data Projector loan
  • Club executive training – to teach you how to run a successful club
  • Financial support – based on eligibility criteria
  • The option to use the BSA’s ABN – very helpful when dealing with suppliers, venues, and service providers
  • A club bank account with associated banking services through the BSA
  • Tax reporting – if you need it, we do your BAS for you
  • Event management support – to take the guesswork out of organising club events

If you want to start a new club, talk to Robyn at the BSA.

Information and Resources
Resources are available for people interested in starting a new club or for existing club executives. They include templates for running Inaugural and Annual General Meetings, membership spreadsheets, a pro forma constitution, event planning tips, and BSA policies and procedures.

For more information, contact Robyn or Mitchell at the BSA.

Robyn Eames
BSA Clubs & Societies Officer
5444 7988
Mitchell Silk
BSA Clubs & Events Officer
5444 7749