Give an asset
Donating non-cash assets can provide benefits to both the University and the individual.
Depending on the type of assets, they can be used as a valuable resource in teaching and research or sold by the University to support research, education and social inclusion.
You may find that donating an asset provides additional tax advantages so it is advisable to discuss any donation with your financial adviser.
A gift of real estate may provide the University with a valuable resource. Not all real estate is suitable for teaching or research, but it can still be valuable to the University. Real estate can be sold with the income invested back into the University. Depending on the value of the real estate when sold, donors may choose to direct the income to be used for a named scholarship, academic chair, capital project or other priority.
Art and collections
Donating art and collections of cultural significance allows you to share them with scholars and, through the University’s museums and art gallery, the wider community.
We are always interested in new gifts including:
- rare books and manuscripts
- works of art
- specialist collections.
Where appropriate we consult with the relevant dean or curator, to help ensure your gift is properly directed.
The value of your art and collectables may be tax deductible under the federal government’s cultural gift program (links to external website).
Gifts of shares, bonds or managed funds are an alternative way to support intellectual discovery and development at the University.
To protect the value of your gift the University will usually sell the investments on receipt of your gift. Depending on the value of the investments when sold, donors may elect to direct the income to be used for a named scholarship, academic chair, capital project or other priority.
For more information on donating an asset please contact: