Monash Engineering Student Society

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MESS Ball - 70s Disco Night

To the dancing queens and disco fanatics, downtown groovers and dance floor addicts: we are proud to present our funkiest event of 2019… MESS 70's Ball: Disco Night!!

Whether you’re a first year looking to make your MESS ball debut or you’re in your final year and keen for one last boogie – you CANNOT miss this year’s ball extravaganza! Imagine a night filled with disco hits, UNLIMITED drinks and a three-course meal to sustain your dance floor antics. The fun will continue after the main event as party buses escort you to our exclusive after party!

It’s the perfect opportunity to release your inner Madonna or flaunt those John Travolta moves you’ve been practicing – perhaps you’re even coming down with Thursday Night Fever? With the coolest DJs to mix your favourite disco anthems, it’s safe to say you might be in danger of an ABBA tune (or a few). Did we mention drinks are UNLIMITED??

This is shaping up to be one big disco inferno – so here’s everything you need to know:

WHEN: Thursday August 22nd, 7pm-late (Week 4)
WHERE: San Remo Ballroom (365 Nicholson St, Carlton North)
DRESS THEME: we’re talking flared pants, bright colours, funky shirts, sequins, big hair, you get the idea – outfit inspo coming soon!
COST: Members - $90, Non-members - $100
LAUNCH: Get down to our famous KebaBBQ Launch on August 8th. But be sure to line up early, last year tickets SOLD OUT at launch!

Download the Excel Ball Form document launch to organise your table. When you have completed it, email it through to:

This year MESS will be bringing the style, energy and glitz of the 70s to one of the best value balls on campus. We’ll be kicking off at 7pm and stayin’ alive until late, so wear your comfiest shoes - catch you there!!

This is an 18+ event. Management reserves the right to refuse entry.

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Wild West Saloon Sling
to 9 Aug.

Wild West Saloon Sling

Giddy-up and find that cowboy hat, it’s time for a saloon swing!! We know two weeks into semester might have you bucking for a cool beverage, so MESS is back with the best value drinks across the finest ranches in town.

We’ll be saddling up at Union Hotel at 7:30pm, then herding you on to Lucky Coq at 9pm. At 11pm, we’ll be stampeding to Attik for a final hoedown - don’t forget your cowboy boots!

So you’d like to join us on our journey across the wildest plains of Chapel Steet? Here’s the down low:

WHAT: Wild West Saloon Swing
WHEN: Thursday, August 8th (Week 2)
WHERE: Union Hotel, (7:30-9pm) => Lucky Coq (9-11pm) => Attik (11pm-late)
WRISTBANDS: Members - FREE, Non-Members - $5

SIgn-up for the event here then collect a wristband:
To collect a wristband visit us at KebaBBQ (August 8th, or swing by the MESS office anytime!!

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MESS Ball KebaBBQ Launch
12:00 pm12:00

MESS Ball KebaBBQ Launch

To the dancing queens and disco fanatics, downtown groovers and dance floor addicts: we are proud to present our funkiest event of 2019… MESS 70's Ball: Disco Night!!

And to launch our favourite event, we have our BIGGEST, MOST DELICIOUS BBQ OF THE YEAR! What is KebaBBQ, you may ask? Instead of our regular fare, we offer a tantalising array of marinated meats, salads and of course, loads of tzatz! In addition, we'll be serving our usual beverages and veggie options - get on down!

Let us know if you’re coming on the KebaBBQ event on the Lemon Scented Lawn:

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Nott Comm Ball
to 19 Apr.

Nott Comm Ball

We can Nott believe it’s almost mid-sem break!! Are you drowning in mid sems and deadlines? Do you need a MESSy event to get you through? Well do Nott fear, MESS is here with our annual NOTT COMM BALL!!

What is Nott Comm Ball? Well, it’s not commerce ball, but it is a ball at the Nott!

This event is absolutely FREE, you’ll just need to bring money for bevs at the Nott and some 18+ ID!!! That's right folks, university has granted us the day off on Good Friday so it would be rude not to make the most of our Thursday night!

Whilst we won’t be hitting up Crown, we’ll be dressing fancy anyway! We recommend perusing through an op-shop to find something crazy that would have been fashionable at some point in time (but not anymore!) Definitely don’t come in your finest attire – the uglier, the better!

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NYFW Cocktail Night
to 5 Apr.

NYFW Cocktail Night

MESS is thrilled to present our 2019 Cocktail Night; one of the biggest events on Monash’s social calendar – this year with a touch of haute couture.

We’re back again with a highly fashionable evening of entertainment and drinks at the one and only CROWN CASINO. It’s clear that with UNLIMITED cocktails, beer and wine until midnight, you just can’t miss this opportunity. At only $70 for MESS Members and $80 for non-members, did we mention that ALL drinks are included in the ticket price until 12?

This year’s New York Fashion Week theme is your ultimate chance to whip out that Louis Vuitton (real or fake) you’ve been waiting all your life to wear! Or if you’re feeling more creative, release your inner designer and transform into a Project Runway contestant. We can’t wait to see the results.

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MESS First Week BBQ
12:00 pm12:00

MESS First Week BBQ

  • Lemon Scented Lawns Monash University Vic 3800 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first week of uni has commenced and you’re back into the daily grind. But the excitement of O-Week lingers and you’re hungry and thirsty. What do you do?

You come to our first FREE BBQ of the year! Relive all those O-Week shenanigans, reminisce about camp, and catch up with your friends – old and new. But most importantly; enjoy some tasty food prepared by our BBQ pros and crack open a cold beer, cider or soft drink! Did we mention it is FREE?!

There will be sick tunes and good vibes galore, so get on down this Thursday at 12pm to the Lemon Scented Lawns. This is the one of the biggest and best BBQs of the year – so start your first semester right and don’t miss it!


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12:00 pm12:00

Bingo Night Launch BBQ

Don't miss out on a ticket to our last Social Event of the year, Bingo Night! 

The usual sausages, burger, veg burgers, soft drink and alcoholic beverages will all be in attendance and free for all our beautiful members!

Watch this space for more details!

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1:00 pm13:00

First Year Stream Selection Seminar


Don’t know which engineering specialisation to pick? Tossing up between your favourites? The time to decide is coming up fast! That is why MESS, along with the academic clubs are running a fantastic stream selection seminar to help YOU make the right choice.

We will be inviting fourth to final year students from each stream to share what their stream is about, why they absolutely love what they are studying, and also the tips and tricks on how to perform, whether it be 'P's get degrees' or HD's! 

Speakers will be actual students, from MESS and the academic clubs – and we will also be having student teams come in to share their projects.

Discussion will include unit progression, scary units to look out for, assignment weightings, types of assessments, and industry prospects.

This is the perfect way to get an honest student view of what the next few years will be like for you. 

This is open to all first year engineering students, so no need to be a MESS member – bring along your friends!

It will be held in EH3 on Tuesday Week 9, at 1pm! A rough schedule will also be posted later!

See you then!

Presentation Slides will be uploaded on the day!

Oh yeah, did we mention FREE PIZZA?

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10:00 am10:00


The time has come! Your much loved committee members will once again need to be re-elected along with a number of lucky new faces, to form the Talented 2019 MESS Committee. 

Be sure you don't miss out on this round of hilarious speeches given by our MESS candidates, as they attempt to convince you as to why they should gain your vote. As always, ALL are invited and encourage to run for any position on committee. Bring all your friends to vote and have a crack!!

Come along to get behind our MESS candidates and enjoy some free pizza and soft drink!

The MESS AGM will be held on Wednesday 5th September from 10-12pm in EH2 (23 College Walk, Clayton Campus). 

For those who wish to run:
Remember that you will be responsible for throwing the biggest parties for Monash students, meeting Industry representatives for possible job prospects, and having ungodly amounts of fun on a weekly basis. 

Being on committee is a really rewarding experience and everyone loves it plus it looks fabulous on your resume.

Presentations (videos/speeches/whatever floats your boat) must be under 1 minute, or 2 minutes for executive positions... stick to these times or we will cut you off!

The positions to be elected are:

Academic Vice President*
Social Vice President*
Camps and Sports Coordinator x 2
Careers Guide Coordinator
Major Events Coordinator x 2
Activities (BBQ) Coordinator x 2
Assistant Treasurer
Academic Representative x 2
Publications Officer
Marketing Coordinator
IT Officer
General Representative x 2

*Executive Position – must have already been on committee for 1 year.

Check out the post on this page for detail on these positions!

To nominate, please fill in the MESS AGM 2018 Nomination Google Form: All nominations must be submitted before 9pm Tuesday 4th September. Any videos or presentation material must be sent before 9pm Tuesday to our 2017-18 President, Maddison McFadden at, either by email or email link to a Google Drive (if the file is too big). 

Also note that a member may appoint another member as their proxy to vote and speak on their behalf at the general meeting.

If you are unable to attend and wish to proxy vote, please email your proxy votes to at least 24 hours prior to the AGM on Wednesday 10am, with 'MESS AGM 2018 PROXY' in the subject title and your first preference per position (you must be a MESS member). 

More details about position descriptions will be up later on the Monash Engineering Student Society Facebook page! 

See you there, and good luck to all candidates!

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to 24 Aug.



>>>>> Excel Ball Form <<<<<

When you have completed it, email it through to:


The much awaited MESS Ball is happening on the 23rd of August at the San Remo Ballroom.

Ticket prices include entry into the afterparty!

Calling all high rollers, show girls and tourists, Sin City is coming to Melbourne!! More specifically, the Entertainment Capital of the World is temporarily relocating to San Remo Ballroom, where a night of fine dining, dancing and (responsibly consuming) delicious drinks awaits (unlimited beer, wine and spirit jugs are included in ticket price). Real, casino-quality roulette and blackjack tables will also be available for those wishing to test their skills in a game of high stakes **no real money involved**. So...

What happens at MESS Ball stays at MESS Ball.

When: Thursday 23rd August (Week 5) 7:00pm - late
Where: San Remo Ballroom
Theme: Las Vegas

$90 MESS members
$100 non-members (includes MESS membership, worth $10)

Tickets are on sale 12 midday 9th August (week 3) at our complimentary KEBABBQ on Lemon Scented Lawns

See the Launch Event ( for details

Download the Excel Ball Form document launch to organise your table. When you have completed it, email it through to:

Aim for tables of 8, 10 or 12 but if you can’t fill one don’t stress, we can sort you out.

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to 10 Aug.

Fashion Crime Tavern Trot (Pub Crawl)

SAS & MESS have joined to present to you....


Bring your uncle bring your aunt... maybe not literally but deadset raid their wardrobes, blitz the op shops, slide down to savers and chuck on those groovy sunnies because gee wiz do we have an evening lined up for you! I don't know about you, but this sounds like the chance of a life time to find the most outrageous kit imaginable and totter down Swan St and have the night of our lives. No word of a lie this could be the largest shin dig of the season I'm talking double denim, double stripes, pants tucked in socks, socks tucked in jocks shirts tucked in jocks I don't know seems ridiculous but I think you get the idea... it'll be large!

P.S Might have even heard a whisper of a drinks specials??


Holliava from 7:30

Richmond Club Hotel from 8:30

Swan Hotel form 10:00


SAS Paint Party Launch week 2 (2nd AUG)

MESS Ball launch week 3 (9th AUG)

5 dollary doos


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12:00 pm12:00

MESS Ball Launch KebaBBQ

Back once again in 2018, MESS is bringing you the greatest BBQ ever to grace the grass of Monash University.

MESS Ball Theme: Las Vegas
Date: Thursday the 23rd of August
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Lemon Scented Lawns

Do you like kebabs? Do you like free food and/or beers? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then make sure you get down to our renowned kebaBBQ and ball launch!! What is KebaBBQ? Only the BIGGEST, MOST DELICIOUS BBQ OF THE YEAR! Instead of our regular fare, we offer a tantalising array of marinated meats, salads and of course, loads of tzatz! Thanks to our sponsors at 2 Bros. Brewery, we also have kegs of delicious bevs!

We’re calling all high rollers, show girls and tourists, Sin City is coming to Melbourne!! More specifically, the Entertainment Capital of the World is temporarily relocating to San Remo Ballroom, where a night of fine dining, dancing and responsibly consuming alcohol awaits (unlimited beer, wine and spirit jugs are included in ticket price. Real, casino-quality roulette and blackjack tables will also be available for those wishing to test their skills in a game of chance (no real currency involved).

What happens at MESS Ball stays at MESS Ball

WHEN: Thursday 23rd August (Week 5) 7:00 - late

WHERE: San Remo Ballroom, after party at Laundry bar

THEME: Las Vegas

TICKETS: $90 MESS members / $100 non-members (includes membership, worth $10)

Tickets are on sale 9th August (week 3) at our complimentary KEBABBQ (vego options are available)

Download the Excel Ball Form document launch to organise your table. When you have completed it, email it through to:

Aim for tables of 8, 10 or 12 but if you can’t fill one don’t stress, we can sort you out.

Facebook event link: 

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10:00 am10:00

MESS @ Open Day

It's Open Day! Hooray!

Find us at Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus, also known as the 'Runway'.

We will be there from 10am to 4pm!

There will be food and drink, so come have a chat to us about our society and the exciting upcoming events.

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to 26 Oct.

MESSy $1 Pots

Feeling a little thirsty at uni, but your wallet is a little too empty?Need a couple of cold ones to get through the week? We at MESS know your pain (trust us, we really do), which is why we have the perfect solution!

MESSy $1 Pots are back! That's right folks, the cheapest beers on campus are at Sir John's Bar on selected Thursdays* from 1pm to 3pm! All you have to do is show your MESS membership to get ONE DOLLAR POTS!

*We won't run pots when we have a BBQ, but you get beers for free then.

Also at Sir John's, you can get 10% off food when you show your MSA card, and stick around after pots for live music!

Let's get MESSy!


Confirmed DATES:

Thursday 16th August (Week 4)
Thursday 23rd August (Week 5)
Thursday 30th August (Week 6)
Thursday 6th September (Week 7)
Thursday 13th September (Week 8)
Thursday 20th September (Week 9)
Thursday 11th October (Week 11)

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to 18 May

Trivia Night

Dust off those bell bottoms, bring out your denim jackets and put on those wigs, because this year we are Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation! That's right folks, our annual Nott Trivia night is all about the generations past! 

From the swinging 60s to 80s disco to our childhoods of the 90s and early 2000s, we will test your knowledge of movies, music and much more!

The event starts at 6.30pm at the Nott on May 17th! Some finger food and drinks will be provided. Prices are $15 for members, $25 for non-members, so get your teams together and buy your tickets at our launch BBQ after Dean's Cup! (Event here:

There are prizes to be won for a variety of things including best dressed team, minigames and overall trivia godliness. More details will be posted soon.

Let's get MESSy!

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11:00 am11:00

Dean's Cup Dodgeball

Do you love to throw balls as hard as you can at people?
Can you dodge a wrench?
Can you follow the 5 D's*?
Want to chance to win an awesome prize?
Do you like a FREE BBQ after a hard game?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have the perfect event for you! 

*Hint: Dodge, dip, duck, dive and dodge

MESS and Cardno present 2018 Dean's Cup Dodgeball! 

That's right folks, this semester, Monash's most prestigious sporting event will be chanelling the likes of the Average Joe's and Purple Cobras to see which team can reign supreme! Teams of 6 people are required! Signup form is to be completed by midnight Monday 7th and can be found here:

This event is FREE and there are prizes to be won, which will be announced soon...

Thanks to our friends at Cardno who are kindly sponsoring this event, there will be a FREE BBQ after to feed all you hungry athletes. There will also be a chance to network with some representatives from the company.

We are also selling tickets at the BBQ to our Trivia Night (17th May) at the Nott! Theme is Talking 'Bout Your Generation! Make sure you come by and grab a snag and a beverage and secure your ticket! Prices are $15 for members, $25 for non-members.


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to 30 Mar.

Nott Comm

What is Commerce Ball? $155 for a ball at the Crown Palladium? Pfft, nonsense. You could be spending that ticket money for bevs, and hummus. Hence, we will boycott the Comm Ball, nott go, nott spend dosh on tickets and attire. We hope you will nott lose your senses.

Instead join us at Nott Comm, at the Nottinghill Hotel, affectionately called 'The Nott'.

When: Thursday, 29th March, 9pm

Where: The Nott

Theme: TBA

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MESS Sesh #1
12:00 pm12:00

MESS Sesh #1

Do you remember the good old days of $1 Messy Pots? Well this year, we've revamped it. We've even organised to have the Friday off (Easter break), so there is no reason not to go!

Introducing MESS Sesh - now free for MESS members! Free beer, cider, hummus and bickies on the Kenneth Hunt Lawn (outside the MESS Office).

That's right, you heard us correctly. Free beer, cider, hummus and bickies - just show your membership to a MESS Representative.

More details will be available on the MESS Facebook page!


Where: Kenneth Hunt Lawn

When: Thursday 29th March 12-4pm

Why: Start your mid-semester break off the right way.

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Cocktail Night
to 23 Mar.

Cocktail Night

You know the deal, head over to the Crown Therapy Bar, maybe even book a hotel room there for the night to get glammed up and then to sleep afterwards. 

The theme is 'All that glitters is gold', so we are going out on this one, providing delicious cocktails and awesome entertainment. Did someone say UNLIMITED COCKTAILS, beer, wine and an EPIC DJ? 

When: Thursday 22nd March (Thursday of Week 4)

Where: Crown Casino's Therapy Bar, Level 3

Theme: All that Glitters is Gold

Tickets: Sold at our Launch BBQ

  • MESS Members: $65
  • Non-MESS Members: $75



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12:00 pm12:00

Cocktail Night Launch BBQ

Cocktail Night is just around the corner. That's right... It's the 22nd of March.

The theme is 'All that Glitters is Gold, so get out your glitz and glam, and strut down to the Cocktail Night Launch BBQ to buy tickets for this glamorous night. 

When: 15th March, 12-3pm

Where: Lemon Scented Lawns (follow the smell of snags and the sound of sick tunes)

What: Did someone say free glitter with tix?

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12:00 pm12:00



Get to know your fellow 2018 MESS members and committee at our first BBQ of the year, or catch up with old mates. Snags and bevs await... and also come down to grab your MESS membership (if you haven't already).


When: Thursday, March 1st, 12:00pm

Where: Lemon Scented Lawns



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to 25 Feb.


MESS CAMP is a 3-day escape where you get to make friends with fellow first year engineering students. It's a crazy weekend full of games and memorable frivolities. Friday's Trivia Night and Saturday's Party (theme TBA) are just the tip of the iceberg! Tickets are limited so get in quick so you don't miss the chance to find your brand new BFFs!

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6:00 pm18:00

MESS & SAS Beach Party

Kick off the 2018 with the much awaited MESS & SAS Beach Party collab on the 21st of February.

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Are you looking to ease your way back into university life, trying to extend your summer holiday or finally going to catch your summer crush’s eye? Well look no further, we have the perfect event for you!

Introducing the SASSiest and MESSiest event during O-Week, BEACH PARTY!

Come down to the ROYAL MELBOURNE HOTEL on the 21st of FEBRUARY in your beach kit to party the night away in attempt to forget the arrival of university looming around the corner!

Follow the sounds of awesome tunes and the scent of a sausage sizzle to find the SAS & MESS O-week stalls (located right next to each other) in order to pick up your Beach Party tickets because they won’t last long!!

Ticket prices:
$10 for members of both clubs
$15 for members of either club
$20 for non-members

With crazy drink specials, free ZOOPER DOOPERS at the door and frozen DAIQUIRIS you would be crazy not to join us!

Wednesday 21st of February at Royal Melbourne Hotel
Beach Party theme!
DJ’s playing the freshest beats from summer ‘17

18+ event management reserves the right to refuse entry.

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to 22 Feb.

MESS @ O'Week

Come to the MESS tent anytime from Monday to Thursday to sign up for MESS 2018. Grab a snag and a bev from the BBQ, and chill with us.

Membership comes with awesome limited edition MESS merch. 

Get your MESS & SAS Pool Party Tickets here.

MESS Camp Tickets will also be on sale here for first years. 


  • MSA: $10
  • Non-MSA: $15

Check out the Membership Perks here.

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