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Being part of this long-standing and respected Association means contacts, networks, career development and social opportunities. As a Member you are guaranteed to meet other intelligent, influential and well-connected people who are genuinely interested and active in supporting graduates at all life stages.

Our non-resident Members are all over the world – some working in their professions, some taking career breaks, some in academia/research and others enjoying well-earned retirements.

Our Resident Members live at Graduate House while undertaking post-graduate studies, research, professional development, university business and sabbaticals. Our Group Members gather online or at Graduate House for meetings, seminars, conferences, lectures, professional development and celebratory occasions.

Our association is more than 100 years old and benefits you, the graduate, at any life stage.

It is inclusive, it is egalitarian and it enables networking of positive influence on careers, the mind and in developing collective projects.

By simply listing membership of The Graduate Union in a curriculum vitae, on LinkedIn and with the other initials at the end of your name, you are indicating to the world that you are part of a collegium that values lifelong learning and its productive application.

Member Benefits Booklet

A comprehensive booklet encompassing information about our college and what you as a member of The Graduate Union gain by joining our international association.

We are an association of graduates, a graduate residential college and a graduate meeting place.


A central and convenient meeting place

Our Members enjoy the convenience of Graduate House:

You might be here for one night or three years. Whatever the duration, you are in a safe, calm and mature college residence, mixing with the best and the brightest from around the world.

You can use our many spaces and our catering facilities for small meetings (e.g., of your research group or of your not-for-profit) through to small-to-medium sized conferences (or their satellites) as well as for professional development and graduate-meet-employer events. You can also simply meet other graduates to dine and drink together.

Easy to get to
We are conveniently located next door to two major universities (The University of Melbourne and RMIT University), to Melbourne’s CBD, and a vibrant Carlton social and restaurant scene on the world famous Lygon Street. There are also a range of public transport options and car park facilities available. Click here for a map to help find the Graduate House Car Park.

Access to associations and colleges around the world

Members travelling interstate and overseas may choose to take advantage of reciprocal arrangements with an international network of associations and colleges. We here at Graduate House provide you with a letter of introduction and assist you with individual arrangements with each association or college before you travel. Click here to view the full list of of organisations with which The Graduate Union has reciprocal arrangements.

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Australian Unity offers discounts for our members

Australian Unity offers Members discounted rates on home and contents insurance and a 7.5% discount on standard rates for health insurance.

Our Members can benefit from Pathfinder Coaching

Pathfinder Coaching specialises in personal, career and business coaching and is offering our Members a 10% discount on all services.

We are very grateful for the longstanding support from De Bortoli wines

De Bortoli Wines has provided us with quality wines for over a decade. Our Members can purchase selected wines while visiting us or by contacting us at

Thank you Pickford Pharmacy

Pickford Pharmacy at 177 Elgin St, Carlton gives our Members a 10% discount on over-the-counter goods (excluding prescriptions).