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.
Find out more about making a bequest to Swinburne.
Suggested wording for a 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
Donate to Swinburne
Supporting education at Swinburne does make a real impact in the world.
Perhaps your last gift to Swinburne could be your best
Dr John Miller AO, former Dean of the Graduate School of Management