Australian Catholic Students Association

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The Australian Catholic Students Association or ACSA (pronounced ak-sa) is the peak body for Catholic students in Australia.[1] ACSA was founded in 2001.[2]

ACSA is made up of Catholic tertiary students predominantly from the Eastern states of Australia and from many of academic institutions. It is officially supported by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.[3]

The current National President is Richard Lyons.[4] Past Presidents include Nicholas Rynne, Alex Sidhu, John Corrigan, Daniel Hill, Aaron Russell, Camillus O'Kane, Elise Nally, Dr. Xavier O'Kane and Thomas Horsfall.[5] The current patrons of the organisation are Professor Tracy Rowland, head of the Australian John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, and George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney[6]


ACSA is best known for the annual conference it hosts. The conferences involve a program Masses, lectures, a rugby match and the black-tie Mannix Ball named in honour of the former Archbishop of Melbourne Daniel Mannix. It usually takes place in early July.

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