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The University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney have shared the spoils at this year’s Australian Boat Race, with Melbourne’s women’s and Sydney’s men’s teams proving the victors on Sunday morning.

University of Melbourne students and crew captains Josh Booth and Alice McNamara have issued the formal challenge to their Sydney rivals for Sunday’s Australian Boat Race on the Yarra.

Melbourne summer temperatures have been steadily climbing over the past 25 years, but even more so during the two weeks of the Australian Open in late January, new data analysis reveals.

Two of the city’s oldest and most-iconic institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding, with future collaboration planned in areas as diverse as student engagement and research. 

The women’s eight crew from the University of Melbourne have claimed their fifth consecutive Australian Boat Race title, comprehensively out-rowing the University of Sydney on Sydney Harbour this morning. 

An Olympic gold medalist and a two-time world champion headline the University’s squad for the Australian Boat Race, an annual rowing competition against the University of Sydney in the style of the famous Oxford v Cambridge races in England.

After numerous years of planning, renovation and development, the University's new sports pavilion on the main oval was officially opened on the eve of the VAFA football finals by the Hon Alex Chernov AO, Governor of Victoria.

A new facility to support sporting excellence at the University of Melbourne has been officially opened by Victorian Governor Alex Chernov.

The University of Melbourne will be part of the Victorian Netball League from season 2015, after signing on as principal partner of the Western Lightning Netball Club.

Melbourne workers won Saturday afternoons off in the 1860's, and without that, AFL probably wouldn't be the city's dominant code today.