You can have a significant impact on future generations of students at Swinburne by making the most personal gift of all, by leaving a Gift in your Will to Swinburne. Would you like to support research, learning and teaching? 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 gift to be directed and also the appropriate wording to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

The Ethel Swinburne Society

Individuals who plan to leave a Gift in their Will to Swinburne 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 and support during your lifetime.

Ethel Swinburne Society members gathering, 2019
  • “Perhaps your last gift to Swinburne could be your best."

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

Suggested wording for your Will 

Here is suggested wording for your Will, although we recommend you obtain your own legal advice.

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.

Here is suggested wording for your Will, although we recommend you obtain your own legal advice.

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 planned gift in your Will

To notify us of your planned gift in your Will, or talk with us about establishing a scholarship in memory of a loved one, please contact the University Development Team on +61 9214 3882 or at giving@swinburne.edu.au

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