All donations, regardless of size, help us to create opportunities for those who need it most. Through your generosity, you are giving disadvantaged students a chance to thrive, and helping our brightest youth become tomorrow's leaders. You can also support our crucial research into the health and wellbeing of our planet and people.

All gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

Leave a bequest

Create a legacy

Leaving a gift in your will ensures a legacy by creating access to education and training for those who need it most. Make a bequest in your own name, or honour someone important in your life by making a bequest in theirs.

Guidance on bequests

A bequest is a gift passed to an organisation or individual as part of your Will. There are several types of bequests including:

  • a residuary bequest (either a portion of the estate or remainder of the estate once all other bequests and costs have been paid)
  • a pecuniary bequest (a specific sum of money)
  • a specific bequest (asset such as real estate, shares and/or works of art).

No matter what form your bequest takes, we can assist you in ensuring that it will achieve exactly what you want it to. If you are considering leaving a bequest to VU, we encourage you to contact the Advancement Office ([email protected]) so we can provide further guidance on the process. 

Victoria University cannot provide donors with any legal or tax advice in relation to a proposed gift. As such, you should seek independent legal advice before preparing your bequest, but some indicative wording is set out below as a guide:

General purpose wording: “I give Victoria University ABN 83 776 954 731 [insert details of gift] for the general purpose of the University.”

Specific wording: “I give Victoria University ABN 83 776 954 731[insert details of gift] (‘the bequest’). It is my preference that the bequest support [insert purpose].”

Workplace giving at VU

Create opportunity

Help our students to reach their potential by removing barriers put up by the costs of travel to and from university, buying textbooks or a computer – or even the rent for a secure home.


How VU staff can help

Our Creating Opportunity Fund provides the resources to assist as many students as we can. By providing scholarships and financial aid to those in crisis, we can nurture our students and support them to achieve all that they are capable of.

As a valued VU staff member, your donation to the Creating Opportunity Fund through Workplace Giving will provide meaningful support for some of our most deserving students.

Together we can help more students succeed. Your donation deducted from each pay will directly assist our students.

Find out how you can make a difference with workplace giving (intranet, login required).

Ways to donate

Donate by phone

Donate over the phone by calling the Advancement Office.

Phone: +61 3 9919 1014

Donate by mail

Call us, and we'll run you through the details of donating by mail.

Phone: +61 3 9919 1014

Donate online

Use our simple donation forms to donate to VU directly.

Online donationsGive today

Contact us

Find out more about supporting VU, our students and our community, by contacting the Advancement Office.