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How to make a charitable donation

Learn how you can donate to the University

You can make a one-off or ongoing donation, leave a legacy through a charitable bequest, or donate in honour of someone. Find out more about how you can show your support below.

How to donate to the University

Donating online is one of the easiest ways to support the University of Sydney. You can support a specific education or research fund or give to where the gift is needed most. Visit our online donation form for more information.

To donate over the phone, call our gift hotline on +61 2 8627 8818. One of our staff will be happy to assist you to make a donation, and can also help you decide which area of the University you would like to support.

You can make a gift by sending a cheque, money order or your credit card details, along with your full name, phone number and address with the area you wish to support noted on the donation form to:

Advancement Services
Level 7, Jane Foss Russell Building G02
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Please ensure any cheques or money orders are made out to ‘The University of Sydney’. We also require that you indicate the area you would like your gift to support, either on a donation form or a written note. For more information, contact a member of our Development team.

A bequest in your will ensures your memory will be honoured through practical support for education and research. Find out how you can make a charitable bequest

One of the many ways you can leave a lasting legacy is by creating a named gift. You can do this through a charitable bequest, donation, a pledge paid in instalments or other assets. Individuals, families and organisations can also be recognised through gifts to a scholarship, academic chair or capital project.

For more information on named giving, contact:

Flora Grant
Director of Development (Major Gifts and Donor Relations)
T +61 2 8627 4650

The telephone program aims to highlight areas in need of support, re-engage alumni in the life of the University, and build our connection with the donor community. Current University of Sydney students are employed to make phone calls from campus Monday to Saturday during the day and evenings. Will you answer the call for support?

For more information about our telephone program, contact:

Sydney Development Fund
T +61 2 8627 8818

To apply to be a student or graduand caller, contact the Program Manager.

A memorial donation is a fitting way to remember a significant person, while a commemorative gift allows you to honour the accomplishments of a family member, respected colleague or inspiring mentor.

Your memorial gifts may be directed to an existing or established education or research fund within the faculty of your choice. Family and friends can also contribute to your chosen fund.

For more information on memorial and commemorative appeals, contact:

Sydney Development Fund
T +61 2 8627 8818

An asset you’ve had for many years can also be a gift for generations to come. Many individuals choose to donate non-cash assets including:

  • art and collections
  • investments
  • real estate.

For more information on donating an asset, contact:

Flora Grant
Director of Development (Major Gifts and Donor Relations)
T +61 2 8627 4650

Our student fundraising program promotes a culture of giving among current students by raising awareness and engaging them with University causes. The University of Sydney Student and Alumni Association (SAA) is driven by students and works to organise student fundraising activities.    

For more information about student fundraising, or to get involved with the SAA, contact:

Sydney Development Fund
T +61 2 8627 8818

We’ve established a number of key relationships to make it easier for our international donors to show their support.

If you’re based overseas, you can donate through the following trust and foundations and receive the benefit of tax-advantaged giving in your country:

Giving from the UK

Friends of the University of Sydney Trust
C/- The Britain-Australia Society
Australia Centre
London WC2B 4LG
T +44 (0) 20 7630 1075
Make your gift online

Giving from the USA

To make an online donation:

  • Go to
  • Click ‘Send’ in the top toolbar
  • Enter, choose the gift amount and click ‘Continue’
  • Select ‘Goods or Services’ when given the option.

Then follow the prompts to to make your gift with your PayPal account or bank account.

University of Sydney USA Foundation
PO Box 30
Princeton, NJ 08542
United States
T +1 609-452-2209

Giving from China and Hong Kong

University of Sydney Hong Kong Foundation Limited
Global Philanthropic
T + 852 2866 1535
F + 852 2529 0333