Discounts and offers

We encourage our alumni to become active, participate in university life and access our range of exclusive benefits and services. Whether you're setting up a new business or focusing on your fitness, there's something for everyone.

Garmin 15% Discount

Beat yesterday with our exclusive 15% discount on Garmin products purchased via the alumni link.

When you purchase, not only do you receive a discount, a percentage of profits is returned to Deakin University to support students to access an education. We know that financial concerns are a very real barrier to higher education for many students around Australia and your purchase will assist in enabling scholarships for students who would otherwise not have access to higher education.

For more information or to purchase, login into or register via Alumni Community Portal.

Terms and conditions:

This discount applies to online orders only via the links above. To access this offer you must be a Deakin student, staff, or be registered with the Deakin University Alumni Community. Orders are only shipped within Australia – maximum two items per transaction. The 15% discount will be applied when you reach the point of processing payment. 10% of each sale is contributed to an access and equity scholarship fund for Deakin students.

Discounted NGV Membership

Deakin alumni, students and staff are invited to purchase a one year individual membership to the NGV for $73 ($55 for students) - up to 30% off the normal membership fee.

Your Membership includes a host of exclusive NGV benefits and an exciting calendar of events, including:

  • free exhibition ticket upon joining#
  • exhibition previews and viewing events, exclusive for Members
  • discounted exhibition entry and priority Members access
  • access for you and a guest to our two NGV Members Lounges with complimentary coffee, tea, newspapers and art publications
  • 20% discount on NGV talks, tours and special events
  • annual NGV Members parties
  • annual subscription to Gallery magazine, NGV’s award-winning publication (valued at $60)
  • 10% discount at NGV design stores plus special Members shopping events
  • 10% discount at NGV cafes and Garden Restaurant.

Access this exclusive benefit via the NGV website

Advance – a worldwide network of high-flying Australians

There are over one million Australians currently living and working overseas. Advance works to connect these people and build a vibrant, supportive global community. Join Advance if you're living and working abroad and get instant access to a ready-made network.

  • Connect with Australians in your local area to find jobs, fast-track your company and be inspired.
  • Attend events geared towards enhancing your career.
  • Get expert guidance for living in different countries and sorting out your tax. 

Sign up to Advance for free

Discounts at Deakin YMCA health clubs

If you're still living in the area after you graduate, there's no need to find a new gym – just carry on using ours.

  • Discounted gym memberships at $31.44 per fortnight (with a $47.15 joining fee).
  • Gym, cycle and cardio zones (with plasma TVs).
  • Personalised sessions with qualified health and fitness consultants.
  • Group fitness classes including Pilates, circuit training and outdoor fitness training.
  • Competitions and social sports for indoor soccer, basketball, mixed netball and social badminton.

How to join Deakin’s YMCA health clubs

You can call or email us, or pop into the gym in person.

Melbourne Burwood Campus YMCA
+61 3 9251 7719
Email Melbourne Burwood YMCA

Building HE, Level 1
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus YMCA
+61 3 5227 2711
Email Geelong Waurn Ponds YMCA

KD Stewart Centre (Building DA 75)
Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds

Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA)

The GMAA is a nationally recognised business association that represents the interests of MBA and business management students. Once you become a member, you can access free events to build your career. The annual membership fee is around $300.

  • Increase your business networks at seminars, social functions and national conferences.
  • Be inspired by prominent business leaders and CEOs.

Join GMAA today

Discounts on car lease plans

Grow Lease, backed by global giant LeasePlan, offers businesses car leasing and fleet management services. 

So if you're setting up a business, rather than spending your budget on buying cars and vans, simply lease them. Or if you have existing work vehicles, let Grow take the hassle out of managing them. 

  • Offer employees (and yourself) car leases from their pre-tax income – novated leases. Novated leases are a great staff incentive.
  • Get expert advice on a range of tax benefits.
  • Save on vehicle maintenance and running costs.

Visit the Deakin page at Grow Lease

Discount accommodation at Deakin Waurn Ponds Estate

The Waurn Ponds Estate, formerly known as the Deakin Management Centre, has been transformed and will shortly be offering discount accommodation to the Deakin Alumni Community.

Deakin Alumni can now book accommodation directly online (using Promo Code of WPEDEA001 – Deakin rates will apply of $95 weekdays and weekends (king room) and only $19 for breakfast – including buffet or room service.

The picturesque parcel has had many uses over the years, including internal and external conferences and planning days, changing management a few times over the years between Deakin and commercial providers.

Following a full refurbishment of the common areas and accommodation rooms, Waurn Ponds Estate will reopen to overnight guests from 1 October, while members of both Deakin and the wider community can tuck into delicious local produce every Friday, sourced from the region’s best producers, in the Barrabool Restaurant from 2 September.

Social spaces include a new kitchen garden, cocktail bar, Lake Terrace, pool terraces and vineyard. If the weather is inclement, the Lake Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, offering stylish surrounds and stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Discounts at Premium Wines Direct

We've teamed up with Premium Wines Direct to bring you the brands you love (and many hard-to-get labels) at very competitive prices. 

Premium Wines Direct buys direct from producers, which means no wholesale margins.

  • Heavily discounted wines for Deakin Alumni.
  • Choice of wines you know and trust, plus many hard-to-get premium labels from Australia’s leading wine districts.
  • Free delivery on orders of 12 bottles or more, direct to your door.

Brands regularly featured include Wirra Wirra, Coriole, Hardys, Tyrrell's, Pikes, Jacob's Creek Reserve and more. There's no obligation to purchase and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Email Premium Wines Direct to subscribe for the monthly Deakin Alumni wine offer.

Discount facility hire

Deakin campus facilities are available to hire for a range of events, including commercial-based conferences and alumni events.

Receive up to 50% off commercial facility hire when booking through Deakin Event Management Services.

Facilities available for hire include rooms at the Geelong Waterfront campus, as well as theatres, meeting rooms, residential and dining facilities on all campuses. 

This offer excludes bookings on the Costa Hall and Deakin Management Centre.

Learn more about Deakin's locations and facilities

Vision Direct – save on glasses and sunglasses

Vision Direct is one of Australia's largest online eye-wear stores. As a Deakin Alumnus you can enjoy 10% off a huge range of frames.

  • Deakin Alumni receive 10% off sunglasses and glasses.
  • Choose from more than 70,000 products and 180 different brands.
  • Get free same-day shipping.

International shipping is available on all products.

How to get your discount

  • Browse glasses at Vision Direct
  • When you're ready to buy, enter the promotion code: DEAKIN10

Conference accommodation

Deakin Alumni are offered discounted rates on summer conference accommodation when booking to stay at the Student Residences on Deakin campuses. Conditions apply.

For bookings and enquiries please contact Conference Accommodation.

TeamDEAKIN

We're delighted to offer our alumni free access to TeamDEAKIN and Unihub at multiple community sporting events across the year.

Deakin has collaborated with six other Victorian universities to bring you an enhanced experience at each event. Unihub offers all members of TeamDEAKIN an enjoyable experience on race day at no extra cost. TeamDEAKIN members also receive a free singlet at their initial event.

To join, register for each event under TeamDEAKIN. Once you've registered and paid, simply fill out the TeamDEAKIN form to register for Unihub and receive your free singlet.

As a member of TeamDEAKIN, the following complimentary services are available at the Unihub area:

  • snacks and refreshments
  • cloak room service
  • massage service
  • chill out space
  • use of physio rollers.

TeamDEAKIN and Unihub will be at the following events in 2016:

  • Run for the Kids – Sunday 20 March
  • Mother’s Day Classic in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool – Sunday 8 May 
  • Wings for Life World Run – Sunday 8 May
  • Great Ocean Road Marathon – Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May 
  • Melbourne Marathon – Sunday 16 October 
  • Run Geelong – Date to be advised

Deakin Melbourne Boomers discount tickets

Deakin Alumni can now receive up to 45% off tickets to Deakin Melbourne Boomers home games. Alumni can purchase Adult General Admission tickets for just $10 and tickets for children for $5.

Tickets can be purchased online via www.trybooking.com/NGZT 72 hours before each game. Check out the WNBL fixture for information on the next Boomer’s game.

For more information visit the Deakin Melbourne Boomers’ website, or connect with them via Facebook,Twitter or Instagram.

Electrodry Carpet Dry Cleaning

Deakin Alumni are entitled to 10% discount off Electrodry Carpet Dry Cleaning Services Australia wide.

When booking, confirm that you are a Deakin Alumnus to receive this discount. For further details contact Electrodry Geelong.

Not valid with any other offer, minimum charge of $99.

DUSA Bookshop

The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) owns and operates the DUSA bookshops on all campuses at Deakin University as well as an off-campus mail order centre.

If the DUSA Bookshop does not have the title you are looking for it can be ordered in for you. The DUSA Bookshop also stocks an array of second hand books, stationary items, laboratory coats, safety glasses, and software.

Check out the DUSA Bookshop.

Email your enquiries to dusa-bookshop@deakin.edu.au or phone 1800 686 681 (Free call within Australia).

Access career development resources

Recent graduates can log on to our careers service, Job Search Essentials, to access professional development resources, including:

  • appointments for resume and application checks
  • interview coaching
  • job search strategies
  • LinkedIn advice
  • digital resources that cover everything from teaching in the UK to workplace rights.

Job Search Essentials also has information on events, job listings and organisation profiles.

Learn more about Job Search Essentials