FAQs

Who can give to the University of South Australia?

The University accepts gifts from alumni, friends, students, business and corporations to support a variety of University programs. The University values the philanthropic support and relationships of many individuals and organisations who contribute to the education outcomes and life and culture of the institution and is committed to ensuring that these community contributions are appropriately recognised and managed.

How can I make a gift to the University of South Australia?

Donations can be made using our secure online donation forms, or via post, telephone, or email. If you are a UniSA staff member you can give directly via workplace giving.

Are gifts to University of South Australia tax deductible?

Gifts made in Australia to the University of South Australia are tax deductible, depending on your personal circumstances. The University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office in accordance with section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. This DGR endorsement places certain obligations on the University, including the maintenance of the gift fund and inclusion of certain details on receipts (DGR 726 778 151; ABN 37 191 313 308).

The Advancement Services office can advise on tax deductibility of donations and GST requirements but do not offer financial or tax advice. All donors and prospective donors are requested to seek their own independent advice.

I am overseas. Can I make a tax deductible gift to the University of South Australia?

International donors from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong are able to make donations to the University of South Australia in their local currency via their country's Fund for Charities. This allows the donor to make a tax deductible gift according to their local legal system, and also provides a safe and secure way of making the international online donation.

Who provides oversight of the management and administration of philanthropic funds received by the University of South Australia?

The University of South Australia Foundation Committee is a subcommittee of the University Council and is responsible for the governance of the University's philanthropic policies and oversight of the management and administration of funds received.

The University of South Australia's Code of Practice: University Philanthropic Activity provides guidance to University staff and potential donors and partners on the conduct of development activities within UniSA. It also assists understanding of the University of South Australia Foundation Committee and its role.

The UniSA Foundation Committee members are:

View the University of South Australia Foundation Committee terms of reference (PDF 25kb - download Adobe Reader). If you require copies of our annual reports, please contact giving@unisa.edu.au

I would like to leave a gift to the University of South Australia in my will. Where can I find more information?

Making a gift to the University of South Australia in your Will is a meaningful way to give to the community through the education of future professionals and leaders. It also provides a way to make a significant gift that you may not find possible during your lifetime.

For more information about leaving a bequest to UniSA, please refer to our web page on bequests, request a copy of our bequest brochure, or contact Fern Cargill, Advancement Officer (Fundraising) by calling 08 8302 7353 for a confidential discussion about your wishes.