Life at La Trobe isn’t simply about attending classes and hitting the books — there’s a lively culture lying in wait whenever you decide to come up for air.
Getting involved is one of the best ways to live a well-balanced student life and become as a well-rounded, worldly graduate.
Vibrant and diverse
La Trobe is place that’s brimming with opportunities to explore your interests, socialise with like-minded people, or simply blow off some steam with your classmates.
Attend theatre shows, film screenings, visual art exhibitions and live music gigs. Indulge your tastebuds, or simply relax with friends and a drink at a café or bar. Broaden your mind by attending one of the regular public lectures and debates.
La Trobe Student Association
The student association hosts many a social and cultural event, as well as running Rabelais — the student magazine produced by students, for students since 1967.
There are also 100 student clubs and societies catering for interests ranging from gaming and theatre, to religion and politics. And if you don’t find something you like, you can always start a club of your own.
These are just some of the services provided. Make sure you find out more about the La Trobe Student Association.
Get connected and stay in the loop
To make sure you know about upcoming events and other happenings, visit our events page or subscribe to our social media channels.
You can also get ahead of the curve by attending one of our Experience La Trobe events. It’s a great way to get a taste of La Trobe life before you apply to study.
Once you’ve enrolled, make sure you take part in our orientation program — it’s the best and quickest way to learn the ropes and get involved in life at La Trobe.
Sports at La Trobe : https://www.latrobe.edu.au/sport/facilities
Student Clubs :
Student Union and Associations
La Trobe Student Association (LTSA)
Located on all six La Trobe University campuses, La Trobe Student Association (LTSA) provide Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) funded support services to La Trobe Students on all campuses.
Website: La Trobe Student Association Website
What does the LTSA do?
Support LTSA Student Councils :
LTSA is governed by an elected student Governing Board of Directors. All of LTSA’s Student Council representatives receive governance training, ongoing support, guidance and mentorship. The Student Councils set the direction of the LTSA and help decide how your SSAF money is spent.
Support International Students :
LTSA values highly the contributions of La Trobe's diverse and culturally rich international student population, and what they bring to the life and fabric of the University. LTSA understand the unique challenges and opportunities international students face. LTSA has a member of their team dedicated to creating, fostering and enhancing the international student experience, as well as offering a range of services and support to make your time at La Trobe successful, enjoyable and inclusive.
Organise Events :
LTSA is committed to providing a wide range of events to suit every student. LTSA work with local event providers to offer social nights, parties, day trips and celebrate calendar events like Pride Week and NAIDOC Week.
La Trobe Student Union (LTSU)
The La Trobe University Student Union (LTSU) is a representative body for La Trobe University students at the Bundoora campus. Student Representation at La Trobe University is as old as the Uni itself with the first Student Representative Council (SRC) being established in July 1967 and the more encompassing Student Union in 1971.
Website: La Trobe Student Union Website
What does the LTSU do?
Provide an Advocacy service :
La Trobe's Advocacy team offers support to students who are experiencing difficulty related to an academic, administrative or welfare issue. The Student Advocacy Service operates independently of the University which means that Advocates can assist students without bias or influence from the University. The service is confidential, professional and free.