Giving to Deakin

When you give to Deakin, you're investing in the future of one of Australia's most dynamic, innovative and engaged academic communities. From funding essential scholarships to supporting our outstanding faculties and research capabilities, your support can change lives.

You can help inspire students and have a significant impact on the Deakin community.


of young people from regional areas intend to enrol in university


of full-time undergraduate students report their work adversely affects their performance at university

1 in 5 full-time students with low socio-economic status report they regularly go without food or other necessities because they can’t afford them

1 in 4 employed, full-time undergraduates work more than 20 hours per week during the semester

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

"It is universally acknowledged that the gift of learning changes the lives of individuals and their families. We must work hard to ensure this gift continues into the future..."

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Ways to give

From cash donations and major gifts to in-kind contributions, bequests or volunteering your time, there are many ways you and your organisation can give to Deakin.

Learn more about the ways you can give to Deakin

Why give to Deakin?

A donation or gift to Deakin is about paying it forward. You can take an active role in contributing to a university that really makes a difference. 

A difference to an individual student who is the first in his or her family to undertake higher education. 

A difference to entire communities who will benefit from a potential medical breakthrough. 

Even a difference to the world, which gets to experience the brilliance of a future artist, innovator, thinker or creator who was inspired at Deakin.

Learn more about how you can make a difference

To someone without anyone who believes in them, a scholarship is the difference between working at the supermarket for their life and breaking the chain of adversity.



Our supporters

At Deakin, we recognise that our growth to a position of leadership in education and research has been due, in large part, to the steadfast support of alumni, corporate givers, private donors and volunteers.

Learn more about our supporters

Past events

We hold a range of events throughout the year that aim to recognize our valued donors and raise important funds for the University. 

Learn more about our past events

Annual report

Read our latest annual report:

PDF 2015 Annual Report -3.8MB

Contact us

If you have any questions about giving to Deakin or would like more details, please contact our Philanthropic Relations team.

Deakin University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office. Donations to Deakin of $2 or more are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued for tax purposes.