Staff giving - Frequently asked questions

I am a staff member, how can I support Monash?
What is Workplace Giving?
If I donate through payroll, how will my gift appear on my Payment Summary?
Where can I direct my gift?
Will I be charged a fee for making a gift?
Can I give to a charity other than Monash University?
What if I have more questions?

I am a staff member, how can I support Monash?
Through payroll

Staff who want to donate to Monash through payroll can make a gift online. Making a gift through payroll is often referred to as Workplace Giving.

The online form will prompt staff to nominate a fortnightly amount to be donated to the area of their choice. Monash will deduct the donation from the staff member's pre-tax salary and allocate it to the area they have chosen to support.

Monash will reduce the amount of 'Pay as you Go' tax to be withheld, based on the donation amount. As a result, most staff will get a tax benefit in their pay every time they donate.

By credit card

You can also make a gift online by credit card. If you donate to Monash by credit card, you will need a copy of the receipt to claim your donation amount when you lodge your tax return.

What is Workplace Giving?

Workplace Giving is a federal government initiative allowing staff to make regular donations to eligible charities (such as Monash University) through payroll, offering staff an up-front tax benefit. For general information about Workplace Giving, visit the Australian Tax Office website.

If I donate through payroll, how will my gift appear on my Payment Summary?

Your Payment Summary will include a separate line showing the aggregate donation you made under the Workplace Giving program. When you make a gift through payroll we will send you additional information about this.

Where can I direct my gift?

Our Where to give page provides information on making a gift to scholarships, research or a faculty or project of your choice.

Will I be charged a fee for making a gift?

No. Monash covers the administration costs, which means the program or area of your interest will receive 100 per cent of your donation.

Can I give to a charity other than Monash University?

Yes. Monash University has partnership agreements with Oxfam Australia and World Vision Australia.  You can support these charities by visiting the Human Resources Workplace Giving website.

What if I have more questions?

Please contact us via email or telephone +61 3 9903 1608.