Legislation and Rules

The University is a body corporate established under statute by the Parliament of New South Wales.

Key legislation is as follows:

University of New South Wales Act 1998 (NSW)
- establishes the University as a body corporate
- objects and functions of the University
- establishes the Council, Academic Board and officers of the University
- size, composition and functions of the Council (plus the duties of Council members)

University of New South Wales By-law 2005 (NSW)
- duties and rights of the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor
- election procedures for the Council
- functions and membership of the Academic Board
- creation of faculties
- procedures for awarding honorary degrees

University of New South Wales Rules
- rules of procedure for meetings of Council
- additional functions of Academic Board
- functions of Faculties, Faculty Boards and Faculty Committees
- election procedures for Academic Board, Faculty Boards and Faculty Committees