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Support Deakin

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

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.

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

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.

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