Centre for Social Impact Swinburne

Giving Australia 2015

The Prime Minister’s Business Community Partnership commissioned a landmark study into giving and volunteering in Australia. We are delighted to partner in this major research project. Giving Australia 2015 is led by the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at QUT.

Giving Australia 2015 is collecting comprehensive, contemporary information on giving and volunteering by individuals, charitable organisations, philanthropists and businesses throughout Australia. Qualitative data gathered through focus groups and interviews will also inform the development of survey instruments that will gather quantitative information. Our research will enable insight into Australia's giving and volunteering behaviours, attitudes and trends.

This data collection expands information gathered by Giving Australia 2005. It improves the understanding of philanthropic behaviours by individuals and businesses in Australia and provides baseline data. The study includes a large-scale household telephone survey.

Project timeframe

Giving Australia 2015 is expected to be completed in late 2016.

Research team