Chancellors are appointed to chair the university's council (governing body) as the senior office holder of the University. They also confer the academic awards of the university, and represent the university at meetings, functions and ceremonies.

The University Chancellors Council (UCC) was formally established in March 2007. The UCC meets twice a year. Universities Australia and the UCC also host a joint meeting between Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors on an annual basis, around the Universities Australia AGM.

The Chair for 2016 is Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor of Western Sydney University.

Australian Catholic University
Chancellor
02 9739 2930
Bond University
Chancellor
07 5595 2055
Charles Darwin University
Chancellor
08 8946 7790
Charles Sturt University
Chancellor
02 6338 4207
CQUniversity Australia
Chancellor
07 4930 9368
Curtin University
Chancellor
08 9266 7001
Deakin University
Chancellor
03 5227 8556
Edith Cowan University
Chancellor
08 6304 2615
Federation University Australia
Chancellor
03 5327 8187
Flinders University
Chancellor
08 7221 8766
Griffith University
Chancellor
07 3735 8502
James Cook University
Chancellor
07 4781 5668
La Trobe University
Chancellor
03 9479 5268
Macquarie University
Chancellor
02 9850 7440
Monash University
Chancellor
03 9905 2007
Murdoch University
Chancellor
08 9360 6544
Queensland University of Technology
Chancellor
07 3138 4141
RMIT University
Chancellor
03 9925 2008
Southern Cross University
Chancellor
02 6626 9191
Swinburne University of Technology
Chancellor
03 9214 5128
The Australian National University
Chancellor
03 9639 8197
The University of Adelaide
Chancellor
08 8313 5668
The University of Melbourne
Chancellor
03 8344 6167
The University of New England
Chancellor
02 6773 3752
The University of New South Wales
Chancellor
02 8270 9102
The University of Newcastle
Chancellor
02 4921 7920
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Chancellor
08 9433 0635
The University of Queensland
Chancellor
07 3365 1300
The University of Sydney
Chancellor
02 9351 5701
The University of Western Australia
Chancellor
08 6488 3002
University of Canberra
Chancellor
02 6289 5373
University of South Australia
Chancellor
08 8302 0132
University of Southern Queensland
Chancellor
07 4631 2191
University of Tasmania
Chancellor
03 6226 2508
University of Technology Sydney
Chancellor
02 9514 1377
University of the Sunshine Coast
Chancellor
07 5430 1101
University of Wollongong
Chancellor
02 4221 3933
Victoria University
Chancellor
03 9919 1013
Western Sydney University
02 9678 7848