Our supporters

Our supporters directly help to fund research, scholarships and priority projects that are making a real difference to our communities.

By giving, you unlock the potential of capable students, enabling them to make a real difference in the world.

A great university is a gift to your community

The support we receive from individuals, organisations and Trusts and Foundations play a vital role in Deakin’s development and how we can give to our communities. The power of philanthropic support allows us to continue offering students a transformative education, nurture ground-breaking research and sustain a strong and vibrant community. In this challenging landscape of reduced funding for higher education, your gifts are more important than ever.

Recognising our donors

Deakin University values all support, no matter how big or small, and acknowledges this generous support by providing you with updates on how your donations are being used. Every cent you give goes directly to help students and projects across the University. We extend our sincere appreciation to all of our donors and volunteers for participating in Deakin’s past successes − and future contributions.

Acknowledgement of donations

As a donor, you will receive regular updates about the University and invitations to University events. The impact of your gift will be documented and reported to you on an annual basis. You may receive progress reports or testimonials from students whose lives are transformed by scholarships, photos that plot the progress of building works and the advancement of Deakin, or details about the outcomes of research projects. It is important to us that you see the journey of your gift and the impact you directly have on students’ lives and the communities we serve.


Deakin regularly hold events to thank and honour donors for their highly valued contributions and to congratulate recipients.

Learn more about past events

Commitment to our donors

Deakin University is committed to respecting the rights of our donors and to developing partnerships based on mutual trust and respect. The University is proud to have committed to the Code of Practice for Australian University Philanthropy.

Privacy statement

Deakin University complies with the Information Privacy Act 2000 (VIC) in the collection and management of personal information. Deakin University will use the personal information you have provided to publicly acknowledge you as a donor to the University in University publications, including the University's Annual Report, and to communicate with you on matters which the University thinks will interest you as a donor. Your personal information will only be disclosed outside of the University in the specific circumstances authorised by the Information Privacy Act 2000 (VIC) or with your consent.

You may access your personal information or make inquiries about the way your personal information is managed by contacting the University's Privacy Officer.

If you would like more information about Deakin's commitment to its donors 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.