Representative sport

Represent RMIT against other universities nationally in a variety of sporting events throughout the year.

Compete against student athletes from all across Australia and represent RMIT University at one of the various national sporting events. The RMIT Redbacks recent successes at Nationals include finishing top 5 overall in the country in 2022, and winning all possible gold medals in men’s cycling and tenpin bowling in 2023. The Redbacks are not only known for their competitive edge but also for their inclusive culture and team spirit. Be part of the award winning Redbacks team this year.

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Representative sport events

7-13 September 2024 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Sports offered

  • AFL
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Cheer and dance
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Lawn bowls
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Tenpin bowling
  • Touch football
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo

Watch the 2022 Redbacks Nationals Highlights Video.

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National University Leagues

Join a representative Redbacks team in a National University League.

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Redbacks mascot with Cheer Squad

RMIT Redbacks

The Redbacks represent RMIT University in sport both nationally and internationally. Whether you are a student, alumni, staff member, participant, or a passionate fan, you are considered a Redback as part of the wider RMIT community!

Funding for Elite and High Performance Athletes

High Performance Athlete funding is available for students who have excelled in their sport or are classified as elite athletes.

50% and 100% sponsorships are available to successful candidates representing RMIT at UniSport Nationals.

Email to find out more.

Now recruiting – Off the field roles

The Redbacks don't just need players, they need support and leadership off the field too – and your skills could be the key to Redbacks success. We are currently accepting applications for the following paid and volunteer positions:

Email to find out more.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.