Make a real world difference

Welcome to our diverse community of supporters who are paving the way for advancements that span the globe.

The generosity of QUT donors has been key to making substantial progress in areas such as protecting the Great Barrier Reef, developing sustainable crops, producing clean energy, and supporting students in need.

However, with only 40% of our income now coming from government grants, and much more that needs to be achieved, your gifts — large and small, regular and one-off — are key to continuing this important work and shaping the future.

Reasons to give

Make a difference to something you care about

100% of your gift goes directly to the cause

Donations to QUT are tax deductible

Support students

Scholarships for students in financial need

Give the life-changing gift of education to help bright and ambitious students reach their full potential.

To make your gift go even further, QUT matches every donation to the Learning Potential Fund dollar-for-dollar.

More about the Learning Potential Fund

Support research

Save Australian wildlife in bushfire affected areas

Recent bushfires have devastated koala populations across Australia. Support leading-edge technology helping to inform effective conservation decisions and wildlife recovery efforts.

More about wildlife conservation research

Save the Great Barrier Reef

Support world-leading robotics helping to tackle destructive crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks and grow healthy, new coral to actively restore the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.

More about Great Barrier Reef research

Support community

Amplify Indigenous thought leadership in the creative industries

Support the first philanthropically endowed Indigenous Chair in Australia to help amplify the role that Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and practices play in our local, national and international communities.

More about the Indigenous Chair in Creative Industries

Ways to give

From remembering QUT in your will to volunteering your time and talent, your contributions are at the heart of building a brighter future.

Your help is enabling breakthroughs in research, supporting disadvantaged students to achieve success and elevating the entire community.

Ways to give

Latest giving news

Scholarships support young women from regional and rural Australia

Scholarships support young women from regional and rural Australia

15th October 2020

QUT donor Dr Laurie Cowled’s story is one of determination – a country girl who has dedicated her life to supporting young women from regional and rural Australia.

History and impact of giving

When staff at the Queensland Teachers College at Kelvin Grove organised an early form of workplace giving in the 1950’s, the seeds of QUT's giving culture were sown.

From donating a tuppence each pay to help purchase artworks for the QUT Art Collection to now making the impossible possible for students, research and the community, the generosity of donors continues to build on our strong vision for the future.

Learn about donor impact

Our commitment to you

QUT upholds the strongest governance to honour the intentions of our donors.

We aim to ensure you have all the information necessary to make informed decisions about your gift, are aware of how your gift is being used and the important impact it is making.

QUT is committed to ensuring you have a deeply meaningful giving experience and aim to nurture a positive lifelong relationship with you.

Tax benefit

QUT is registered as a deductable gift recipient (DGR) under federal government legislation – Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and endorsed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as an income tax concession charity (TCC).

Details of our registration:

  • ABR Lookup
  • Entity name: QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
  • ABN 83 791 724 622

For every donation over $2 that you make in Australia, QUT aims to provide you with your deductible gift receipt (DGR) within 1-3 business days. For online donations, you will receive your tax receipt via email once your donation has been processed. If you make a recurring gift, you will receive your receipt at the end of the financial year.

Although we can provide general information to support you in your giving journey, we advise that you consult your financial adviser or accountant.

More information is available from the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

Gift governance

QUT endeavours to administer all gifts consistently in accordance with Australian law and to ensure our donors' intentions are honoured.

QUT reserves the right to decline gifts where acceptance would compromise our fundamental principles.

All gifts from donors will be acknowledged by an official receipt, compliant with Australian Tax Office guidelines. Where appropriate, further acknowledgement, recognition and publicity will also be undertaken.

QUT respects the privacy of donors. When requested, a donor and the details of their gift to QUT will be kept private and confidential.

Donor information is highly privileged knowledge and will only be used by QUT to maintain contact with donors.

QUT endeavours to maintain openness and transparency with donors. Where appropriate, the university will provide reports about the way gifts have contributed to our success and provide the most recently published financial statements.

We also adhere to the International Donor Bill of Rights.

Privacy transparency

QUT respects the privacy of donors. When requested, a donor and the details of their gift to QUT will be kept private and confidential. Donor information is highly privileged knowledge and will only be used by QUT to maintain contact with donors.

QUT endeavours to update you on the impact of your gift as often as possible through tailored communications, as well as through our newsletter and social media platforms. To connect with us, please provide your contact details when making your donation, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

QUT occasionally engages students to reach out to friends and donors to raise funds for specific priority projects. This is one way you can stay connected with the university and keep up to date with the latest developments. It also provides you with an opportunity to provide feedback, update your details and find out about upcoming events.

For further information or to opt-out of receiving a call please contact QUT's Development Officer (Annual Giving), Benjamin Nicoll.

QUT endeavours to maintain openness and transparency with donors. Where appropriate, the university will provide reports about the way gifts have contributed to our success and provide the most recently published financial statements.

Contact Advancement

Find us at
Level 3, A Block, Room 315
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD
Postal address
Advancement
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

Support QUT

Our priority projects focus on environment and sustainability, student scholarships and Indigenous Australian engagement, success and empowerment. By supporting QUT priorities, you’re contributing to areas that require immediate assistance.