Frequently asked questions

What is #QUTGivingDay?

Together, let’s ‘Imagine what’s next’!

The third annual #QUTGivingDay is happening in May 2021.

Join alumni, staff, students and the whole QUT community for this fundraising event as we put up the challenge for 24 hours of giving to help advance ground-breaking research and education programs at QUT.

Our vision for #QUTGivingDay 2021 is to see 2,200 donors come together to make a difference in the lives of students and the community.

How can I make a donation

You can make a #QUTGivingDay donation by clicking the Donate button at the top of the page!

Choose whether you would like to make a one-time gift or set up a donor challenge, select the cause you’re passionate about, and complete your payment and contact details. QUT uses off-site payment processor Stripe to process transactions.

What’s a challenge gift

A challenge gift makes your generosity go even further. When you set up a challenge gift, you agree to donate a set amount if a certain number of donations are made or number of donors give. Giving challenges not only increase the impact of your gift, but they’re a great way to motivate others!

Where does my donation go?

Your gift is processed by QUT Advancement and is then transferred to your chosen area. QUT covers all administrative and staffing costs so that 100% of your gift goes towards making the greatest possible impact.

Will my #QUTGivingDay gift be tax-deductible?

Yes. QUT is a certified Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and all gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers. After making a gift you will receive an email confirmation followed by a tax receipt.

Am I still able to donate if I live outside Australia?

Yes. If you live or are a taxpayer in the USA, you can make a USD tax-deductible gift to the Friends of QUT in America Foundation. If you do not need a tax receipt, you can make a gift to any area of your choice.

To make a gift in USD, click the Donate button and provide your USA home address when prompted. Completing this step will ensure that your gift is processed in USD.

How can I stay-up-to date with the cause I give to?

We endeavour to update you on the impact of your gift as often as possible through email and social media communications. To connect with us, please make sure you provide your contact details when making your donation and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

More questions?

For any queries, please call us (+61 7 3138 1657) or send an email to