By donating to Deakin, you can directly support research, scholarships and priority projects that are making a real difference to our communities.

Ways to give

There are a number of ways you can give to Deakin and support new programs, research, scholarships and facilities.

Student scholarships

Deakin is committed to offering educational experiences that widen participation and support students from diverse backgrounds. Help students access, participate and achieve through higher education by giving to the Change 100 Lives scholarship fund.

Grants and donations

Your donation may be in the form of a monetary grant or a gift of a significant item, for example the giving of a historic book collection for the library, an artwork for display or materials for use in education and research programs. You can also direct your gift to a particular program, initiative faculty or centre.

Major gifts

The gift of learning and pioneering research is changing lives now and into the future as well as making a difference to communities here and around the world. A dedicated team works closely with donors to match areas of interest with Deakin funding priorities to ensure your gift has a lasting impact.

Planned giving - leave a bequest

An estate gift is much more than a financial decision. It's a personal statement about who you are and what you care about. You can give to Deakin through bequests and trust distributions leaving a lasting legacy to assist students, research and the University, transforming the lives of future generations.

How to include Deakin University in your Will

You can leave a bequest to Deakin University by adding a codicil to your will or drafting a new Will.

You may wish to consider the following sample clauses:

I give (fixed amount / percentage of my residuary estate / property) to Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria,3220 for its general purposes. The receipt of Deakin University shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.

I give (fixed amount / percentage of my residuary estate / property) to Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria,3220 for (please describe a specific purpose as widely as possible). The receipt of Deakin University shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Should you wish to direct your gift to a specific purpose at Deakin University, please contact the Deakin Advancement team for sample wording or clauses to ensure your vision for Deakin is captured in your Will.

When accepting a bequest which has a specific purpose, the University is legally and ethically obliged to observe that purpose. Over time there may be changes that make it impossible or impractical to meet the specific purpose stated in your Will.

If you choose to give to the University for a specific purpose, please consider including the following provision in your will:

If at any time Deakin University determines that it is impossible or impractical to fulfil the purpose of my bequest, the University may apply the bequest for a related purpose that will most nearly accomplish the purpose or is consonant with the spirit and intent of my bequest.

Give to Deakin

Make a tax deductible donation online.

To discuss your giving to Deakin, please contact the Advancement Office by phone +61 3 9244 5150 or email giving@deakin.edu.au.

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.

Opportunities to get involved

There are many ways to give your time and talents to Deakin:

  • offering internships and practical placements for Deakin students
  • becoming a mentor
  • providing advice and feedback about Deakin's courses
  • recommending Deakin to prospective students
  • assisting at events such as Open Day

Staff giving

Many Deakin staff make regular gifts to the University and charitable donations to our community partners.

Find out how Deakin staff are making a difference through our workplace giving program.

Contact us about giving

Contact Deakin Advancement for more information about giving to Deakin.