At Griffith, we advance remarkable scholarship and research to build a brighter future.

In our almost 50-year history, Griffith has grown to become a university of influence and is ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide. With a diverse portfolio of subjects, its impact is felt at home and abroad.

A bequest is the most personal form of giving and a gift in your will to Griffith, offers you the opportunity to create a lasting legacy.

There is no wealth or age limit to donate to a cause you believe in, you can play an integral part in creating a remarkable future whoever you are.

You can change the world for the better through education and research

Areas of Investment

Sustainability and the environment

Help us continue to focus on protecting the planet and creating sustainable solutions for generations to come through innovative practices in the economic, social and environmental space.

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Youth and community

Griffith University is working with communities on projects to support our young people and programs that provide guidance and research outcomes for the benefit of communities Australia-wide.

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Music and the arts

Griffith is committed to the future of music and the creative and visual arts, producing research and graduates pushing boundaries and changing the arts and cultural landscape.

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Health and wellbeing

Be part of the solution. World-leading teachers and researchers are tackling some of today's greatest global health challenges. Join us on the journey to discovering drugs, creating vaccines and tackling chronic illness.

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First Peoples

Leading reconciliation, exploring health issues, educating and engaging with communities, Griffith University is working with and supporting Australia's First Peoples.

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Student support

There are many ways to support students to reach their potential and achieve a brighter future, regardless of their personal circumstances.

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Whatever your passion or interest is, we will honour your wishes.

Honouring your wishes

There are many reasons behind a decision to leave a bequest to Griffith. It may be to remember a family member of someone dear, to give back as an alumnus or staff member or to simply support your passion for education and research. No matter the reason, we will ensure your wishes are met and honoured.

Leaving a gift in your will is easy.

Sign a new will

Amend your current will

Add a codicil

To ensure your wishes are met and honoured, please discuss your intentions with family before preparing documents with your lawyer.  We also encourage you to have a confidential conversation with us about your intentions.

Suggested wording for your will

IMPORTANT – A codicil will only be effective to alter a will if there is certainty about the date of the will being altered, and the codicil is properly executed.  To be properly signed, it should be signed by the will-maker in the presence of two witnesses who are not beneficiaries.  The witnesses must also sign in the presence of the will-maker after the will maker has signed.  When completed, keep this Codicil in a safe place together with the original will (which it changes) and tell your executor where you have put it.  Do not staple or pin the codicil to your current original will, or you could affect its validity.

Codicil Template

I have been associated with Griffith University for more than 20 years as a member of its Council. In that time, I have seen first-hand how a university education is not only life-changing for our students, but often their families and communities as well.

Griffith University Chancellor Henry Smerdon AM DUniv


A musical legacy stretching back to a famous artistic family in Austria, was passed onto the next generation through a piano scholarship.

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If you intend to leave a gift to Griffith University in your will, please let us know so we can ensure your goals are achieved.

Griffith University is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) and can receive income tax deductible gifts. Donations to Griffith of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.

The Promoter of this Griffith University Appeals is the Director, Advancement Office, pursuant to Sanction Number CP5701.