Australia's Longest Running Student Music Competition

For the past 31 years, the team behind the National Campus Music Competition have been passionate about finding and supporting musicians from around Australia.

The Competition Hall of Fame features a number of impressive Australian artists who were able to use the competition as a stepping-stone regardless of first prize, including:

  • Eskimo Joe
  • Karnivool
  • Ball Park Music
  • Frenzal Rhomb
  • Jebediah
  • The Jezabels
  • Spiderbait
  • George
  • Hockey Dad
  • Peking Duck

Plus from the University of Newcastle:

  • Jones the Cat
  • Mr Sauce

How to enter?

Hit the big blue button below and visit the National Campus Music website to create your profile, read the terms & conditions, and start working on your entry.

Upload photos, videos, information and whatever you think will gain the attention of judges - don't forget the music!

Who can enter?

That depends, are you a current student at the University of Newcastle?

You are? Well then, just hit the big blue button below and get into it!

What's the prize?

There will be a number of deadlines throughout the comp period which could see you walking away with recording time, gear and equipment, a support slot with a Touring Artist, a customised artwork design and an exclusive photo shoot.

With up to $15k in prizes, you'd better take a look at what that really means!

LEARN MORE Visit the National Campus Music Website

How can the Student Life team help me?

The Student Life team from Student Central are available to assist you with your application by answering questions about the competition, offering guidance and advice, and reviewing your material before you submit it.

Members of the Student Life team are musicians with decades worth of experience, so they can help you create the best application possible. They’ve also been in conversation with the creators of the competition and understand a few of the finer points that might help you get an edge!

You can email the Student Life team at

Good luck!

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