Inter-Residence Council

The Inter-Residence Council (IRC) is the chief representative body of the 3500+ on-campus residents of UNSW to the UNSW administration and local community. 

The IRC is responsible for, and has authority to advocate on behalf of residents living at UNSW in relation to any matter that has an impact on residents, no matter how large or small. The IRC also acts as a forum for inter-residential discussion, knowledge sharing, and co-operation in a range of different fields.

The IRC's most recent victory has been the establishment of the IRC Benefits Scheme, where on-campus residents can access discounts at retailers both on and off campus.


The council oversees three sub-committees charged with organising membership engagement.

The Events Committee consisting of social directors from each residence organises events including trivia competitions, band nights, debating and the annual ball. Additionally the committee advocates on behalf of UNSW residential students for higher levels of services at reduced prices, and distributes these gains between members.

The Inter-College Sports Association, which consists of sports directors from each residence, organises the campus sporting competition. There is a broad range of sports available, with play  ranging from highly competitive to social. Sports played throughout the year include:

  • Rugby Union
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Touch Football
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Water Polo

The Community and Charities Committee oversee the charitable work of on-campus residents. Only in its infancy, it already organises blood drives, Shave for a Cure and Relay for Life, as well as leading on-campus residents in Mental Health week, organising activities to bring awareness to mental health issues for students.

Please Note:
IRC events and participants are not covered under Arc’s insurance policies.
Arc is not involved in organising IRC events and therefore carries no liability for events held.

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Inter-Residence Council (IRC)