Amrita Kharel was a recipient of Swinburne's Welcome Scholarship in 2017

Bequests

You can have a significant impact on future generations of students at Swinburne by making the most personal gift of all—a bequest to the university in your will. Would you like to support the future of Swinburne? You can help shape the lives of students by donating a percentage of your estate or a specific amount to an area of the university you feel passionate about. 

Making or amending your will is an important process and we advise that you speak with your family and a solicitor before finalising the details. We can provide assistance with identifying the purpose to which you would like your bequest directed and also the appropriate wording to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

Ethel Swinburne Society

Individuals who make a bequest to Swinburne can become members of the Ethel Swinburne Society.

You'll receive invitations to special events and activities and be kept up-to-date about exciting Swinburne developments. It's all part of us showing our appreciation for your generosity during your lifetime.

Watch the bequest video

Hear from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson, about making a bequest to Swinburne.

View the video transcript

Suggested wording for a bequest

General bequest

I give and bequeath free of all duties and taxes or other deductions to Swinburne University of Technology ABN 13 628 586 699 of John Street, Hawthorn, in the State of Victoria or it’s successors in law (University) (the sum of $.... or ....% of my residuary estate) for such general purposes as the Vice-Chancellor for the time being shall in his or her sole discretion decide and I declare that the official receipt of the University shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustee for such bequest.

Specific bequest to a Swinburne program

I give to Swinburne University of Technology (University) ABN 13 628 586 699 of John Street, Hawthorn, Victoria, free of all duties and taxes or other deductions (the sum of $.... or ....% of my residuary estate) (hereinafter called ‘my Gift’) and it is my express wish without imposing any obligation, condition or restriction upon the University that my Gift be applied for the general purposes of ............(name of the program) provided that in the event that such program no longer exists or is no longer in operation I direct that the Gift shall be applied in as similar a way as possible to my wish as the Vice-Chancellor of the University shall decide in his or her sole and unfettered discretion and I declare that the official receipt of the University shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustee for my Gift.

Notify Swinburne of your bequest

Contact the University Advancement Office to notify us of your bequest to Swinburne.

T: +61 9214 3882
E: giving@swin.edu.au

Dr John Miller AO, former Dean of the Graduate School of Management

Perhaps your last gift to Swinburne could be your best

Dr John Miller AO, former Dean of the Graduate School of Management