Staff Giving

Staff Giving is a philanthropic program which offers UQ staff the opportunity to make tax-deductible donations to support an area of their choice within the University.

Staff Giving is for UQ staff who want to make a difference. By making a donation, you can help students overcome disadvantage, provide life-changing learning experiences or support groundbreaking research to make our world a better place to live. 

As a staff member, you can select from a variety of gift and payment options to suit your individual circumstances. All donations are gratefully acknowledged, with 100% of your gift going directly to the cause of your choice.

Every donation makes a difference so please show your support by becoming a valued member of our Staff Giving Community. 


Donate by payroll deduction – the most convenient and affordable way to give.


What are the benefits of a payroll deduction?

A payroll deduction enables you to donate money directly through your pay and receive an immediate tax benefit as you give.

By spreading your donations through fortnightly pay deductions over the year, you can ease the financial burden of making a larger one-off gift. There is no requirement for you to collect and track receipts as a summary of your payroll deduction donations is recorded on your PAYG Summary, issued in July each year, for inclusion in your tax return.


How do you set up a payroll deduction?

To set up a payroll deduction, you must be employed on a continuing or fixed term appointment. To register, simply complete the staff giving payroll deduction form. Please email your signed and completed form to UQ Advancement at


Can you change a payroll deduction?

Yes, you can change or cancel a payroll deduction at any time. To change a gift destination, please complete a staff giving payroll deduction form and email to

Taxation information is provided as general guidance only. You should always seek independent personal taxation or financial advice. We recommend you contact your legal and financial advisors should you require further information.

For further information, please read the Staff Giving FAQs. If you would like to speak to someone about the UQ Staff Giving program, please contact Donor Relations on +61 (0)7 3346 3900 or email


Staff giving stories

Read more about our inspirational staff who are championing the campaign to create change. 

100% of donor contributions go to the nominated cause.