The Chief Executive Officer of the University is the Vice-Chancellor. There are three Associate Vice-Chancellors (located in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney) with delegated responsibility for assigned areas of University policy. Each Associate Vice-Chancellor is the Vice-Chancellor's representative in the local region, as are the Campus Deans at the Ballarat and Canberra campuses.
The Vice-Chancellor is also assisted by the Provost, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Learning and Teaching), and several Directors with national portfolios.
Each of the four Faculties is headed by an Executive Dean.
Each campus has a Student Association. ACUNSA (Australian Catholic University National Student Association) is a body recognised by the University's Senate, comprising the President of each Campus Student Association. The primary role of ACUNSA is to assist in the communication of issues between Student Associations and the University.