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Australian University Games

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First event  1993
Occur every  year

The Australian University Games (AUGa) is a multi-sport competition held annually in September / October between teams fielded from a large number of Australian universities and tertiary institutions. The Games were first held in 1993 in Brisbane, Queensland. Owned by Australian University Sport (AUS), the peak governing body of university sport in Australia, the Games is the flagship event on the university sporting calendar and attracts over 6,000 competitors each year.


The Australian University Games was created to replace the old style InterVarsity (Or I.V.) competitions that were run by the individual sports. The aim to bring more athletes together in a larger event.

Teams qualify through regional university games. The Northern University Games are for universities from Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern New South Wales. The Eastern University Games are for universities from most of New South Wales and the ACT. The Southern University Games are for teams from Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. The Western University Games Series covers teams from Western Australia.

Thus far, the University of Sydney has been the most successful amongst competing universities in the Games, having achieved Overall Winner a total of nine times (1995–1996, 1999–2003, 2007, 2014).

The University of Western Australia became the first University outside the big 3 (the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and Monash University) to win the Overall Title since 1994, when it clinched the 2010 title.


Overall Winner

Overall Winner.

Doug Ellis Trophy

Population-based Champion University.

Spirit of the Games Shield

In memory of its President, John White, who died early in 2006, AUS renamed its Spirit of the Games Shield to the John White Memorial Spirit of the Games Shield in honour of a man who embodied the spirit of university sport.


QLD Licensed Vietuallers Asc. IV Athletics Trophy


The G.R. Hulbert Trophy

Men - Division One

The E.J Hartung Cup Intervarsity is Awarded to the Winning Men's Football Team


Australian Universities Championship Series


AUSA Men's Basketball Shield


The 2013 AUGs were essentially dominated by the strong team from Sydney University (SUVelo), who took out the men's, women's, and overall champion trophies.


Hugh McCredie Trophy " The Intervarsity Cup" is Awarded for Women's Winning Team


The Syme Cup is Awarded to the Winning Men's Hockey Team.


Inter University Women's Hockey Cup is Awarded to the Winning Women's Hockey Team.


Rowing was one of the first events competed for between Australian universities. Men's Eights have been raced since 1888, lightweight fours since 1963, and women's eights since 1978. The NSW Centenary Cup is awarded for the university that scores the most points overall in all events; however, the most prestigious events remain the Men's and Women's Eights.

Men's Eight

The Oxford and Cambridge Cup is awarded to the winning Men's Eight.

Women's Eight

The Godfrey Tanner Cup is awarded to the winning Women's Eight.


The Nick Farr-Jones Cup is Awarded to the Winning Men's Rugby Union Team.


A demonstration sport in 2010 and a full sport in 2011, having been revived after a long period of decline. See Australian University Sailing.


Berge Phillips Trophy is Awarded for Winning Team Overall


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Australian University Games Wikipedia