About Farrago

Farrago is the student publication of the University of Melbourne. First published on 3 April 1925, it is Australia’s oldest student publication. Farrago began its life first as a weekly newspaper before transitioning into a magazine publication. Farrago now prints six editions per year as well as its annual creative writing and art anthology Above Water, and the UMSU Election Guide.

Farrago’s name, a Latin term meaning ‘mixed cattle fodder’, is drawn from the motto Quidquid agunt homines nostri farrago libelli est—“Whatever men do forms the motley subject of our page”. Today, the same rings true for Farrago: whatever students do forms the motley subject of our pages.

We publish all sorts of student work: news, poetry, prose, essays, opinion pieces, art, photography. While submissions for the editions occur throughout the year, we are always open for submissions and pitches for the online website. Please send your pitches, enquiries, and everything in between to editors@farragomagazine.com.


About Radio Fodder

Radio Fodder is the University of Melbourne's student radio and is part of the UMSU Media Department. Fodder has been playing on the airwaves throughout the semester since 2015, and allows students the opportunity to create podcasts, listening shows, or musical entertainment. You can listen to Fodder live on this website.

Fodder also has a blog where students can write arts and culture reviews, listicles, and anything and all groovy.

Send your enquiries about Fodder to editors@farragomagazine.com.


For press enquiries:

Music and film press releases are welcome at editors@radiofodder.com
Event, book, film press releases, invites and review requests are welcome at reviews@farragomagazine.com

Editorial Team

Phone Number— +03 8344 6957

Carmen Chin—Non-fiction Editor

Xiaole Zhan—Creative Editor

Weiting Chen—Design Editor

Josh Davis—News Editor



Photography Team Managers—Akash Anil Nair & Eldon Lee

Radio Fodder Station Managers—Yuta Nakashima & Iyaad Casim

Radio Fodder Blog Managers—Lochlainnn Heley & Jaz Thiele

Satire Team Manager —Alexia Shaw

Reviews Coordinators—Nishtha Banavalikar & Joel Duggan

Video Team Managers—Yvonne Le & Maya Hall



Farrago/Radio Fodder
Fourth Floor
Building 168 (Doug McDonell)
University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010


Publishing Information

Published by:
Building 168 (Doug McDonell)
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010


Printed by:
Kosdown Printing
10 Rocklea Drive,
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207


Acknowledgement of Country

UMSU and the Media Office are located in the city of Melbourne, on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and acknowledge that the land we are on was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition One 2024


It’s 2012 and you have just opened Tumblr. A photo pops up of MGMT in skinny jeans, teashade sunglasses and mismatching blazers that are reminiscent of carpets and ‘60s curtains. Alexa Chung and Alex Turner have just broken up. His love letter has been leaked and Tumblr is raving about it—”my mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it.” Poetry at its peak: romance is alive.

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