Staff Giving

Our students need your support to ensure they can continue their studies and secure their future.

COVID-19 has profoundly affected our entire University Community. Many of our students; domestic, international, postgraduate coursework and Higher Degree by Research have found themselves in a position where they have lost employment. In many cases, our students, like us, have family responsibilities. No one should have to focus on making ends meet, to afford basic living and housing expenses, whilst getting the most out of their University education.

While some of our students may receive government assistance, many will not be eligible. These students urgently need financial support so that they can continue their studies and secure their futures. 

You can make a difference

Many staff delivering teaching, research and support at the coal-face will know first-hand the financial hardships students are currently facing. The University of Adelaide COVID-19 Student Support Package is providing emergency grants to students who need help most.

Together, we can make an immediate difference to the lives of our students by making a gift to the COVID-19 Student Support Appeal. Professor Peter Rathjen AO, Vice-Chancellor and President

“In our 146 year history, we have faced many challenges – and no doubt there will be more to come. But the strength of an institution lies in the dedication and commitment of its people and community, and we are very fortunate in both.” Professor Rathjen.

Ways to give

Recurring gift

Your recurring gift is processed through the Workplace Giving Program (WPG).

One-time gift

You can also make a one-time gift through the online gift form.

Workplace Giving Program

Many of our staff choose to make a difference to the lives of our students and researchers by giving through the Workplace Giving Program (WGP).

Workplace giving is a simple yet powerful way for current staff to make regular donations directly from their pay through payroll deduction. The amount you choose to donate is deducted on a fortnightly basis from your salary on a pre-tax basis and you receive an immediate tax benefit as you give. Workplace gifts don't attract a tax-deductible receipt as you are directly receiving the benefit from your pre-tax salary deduction. The details of the deductions will be sent to you at the end of the tax year.

Follow these instructions to set up your recurring gift through Staff Services Online

All gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible. The University of Adelaide is a recognised deductible gift recipient (DGR). 100% of your gift will directly support your nominated cause.

  • Immediate Reduction in your Pre-tax donation
      $10 Gift $25 Gift $40 Gift
    Salary Range Cost to you Cost to you Cost to you
    $18,201 to $37,000 $8 $20 $32
    $37,001 to $90,000 $7 $16 $26
    $90,001 to $180,000 $6 $15 $24

    Please note the above amounts rounded to the nearest dollar. They are approximate and do not take into account other amounts that may be withheld from wages such as student loan repayments eg. HELP.

More information

For a discussion about how your gift can make a difference at the University, please contact the External Relations Branch on +61 8 8313 5800 or

Every gift makes a difference, so please join your fellow staff givers and show your support by becoming a valued member of our Staff Giving community.