Skip to main content
Student outside CDU building


Be part of our vision of shaping a brighter future

Help us shape a better world

  • CDU VET student

    Support students

    At CDU we believe that education is for everyone. It's part of our mandate to make education accessible. It is fundamental to our purpose.

    Learn More
  • Menzies

    Support research

    Through our institutes and centres, in collaboration with national and international institutions, our researchers work to solve problems, advance knowledge and pursue innovation that makes people’s lives better.

    Learn more
  • Seed dispersal

    Encourage academic excellence

    CDU has a long-standing commitment to working with and contributing to our community. We have a leading role in the rich cultural life of the Northern Territory.

    Learn more

Ways to give

From single, one-off donations to recurring gifts and pledges, there are many ways to give to CDU. 


Leaving a gift to CDU in your will creates a lasting legacy.  It will help us make a greater contribution to the wider community and will benefit students and researchers, via an invaluable legacy. 

Find out more 

Or if you would prefer a confidential conversation please contact 

Mr Simon Matthias
Director, Advancement
P: +61 8 8946 7501

In memoriam

A gift in memory of another is the ultimate way to celebrate the life of a loved one, friend, respected colleague, family member or an inspiring mentor.  You can establish a scholarship, award or prize in the faculty of your choice, or support CDU research or a cause that you feel passionately about.

For more information please contact

Phone: +61 8 8946 6917

In celebration

A donation to CDU in lieu of a giving gift is a great way to celebrate a milestone event such as a wedding or birthday. 

For more information please contact:

Phone: +61 8 8946 6917

Workplace giving

Giving can be a positive shared experience between friends, colleagues, community groups, giving circles and even crowdsourcing.  You choose the area you wish to support and we can help direct your generous donation.

For more information please contact:

Phone: +61 8 8946 6917

CDU workplace giving

CDYou – Putting you into CDU

CDYou is the giving program for CDU Staff.  It is a simple and effective way for you to regularly donate pre-tax dollars through automated payroll deductions to support CDU programmes or our charity partners.  100% of your contribution will be directed to the cause of your choice, and the University will match dollar-for-dollar any staff donation towards internal activities. This means that the impact of your giving in support of internal needs will be doubled.

For more information (staff credentials required)

Or contact

CDU Advancement
Phone: +61 8 8946 6917

How can you help?

We can direct your donation to your passion or specific field of interest, or we can direct it to the area of greatest need.


  • New colombo plans winner

    CDU students win New Colombo Plan Scholarships

    Two Charles Darwin University students have won prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarships that will allow them to live overseas next year where they will continue their undergraduate studies.

    Read more
  • CDU advances with solar power research

    CDU advances with solar power research

    Under the guidance of eminent physicist Professor Jai Singh AM, the Northern Territory’s first photovoltaic cell laboratory has been set up at CDU in Darwin.

    Read more
  • Greg Williams

    Scholarship boost for Indigenous language studies

    Charles Darwin University is offering a limited number of scholarships in the lead up to a summer school program designed to increase awareness and understanding of endangered Indigenous languages.

    Read more

Contact us

The Advancement team are available to answer your questions around giving to CDU