If you are a staff member at UniSA, you can easily make donations directly to the University or to other charities through payroll deductions.

Using UniSA's HR portal you can make a one-off donation, or commit to a regular donation and spread the amount across the year. The donation is made from your salary before tax is applied, which means you get the effect of an immediate tax deduction without having to keep receipts for the purposes of claiming a tax deduction at the end of the year.

Regular donations quickly add up: if you donate just $15 each fortnight (the cost of a few coffees or a nice lunch), then you will donate $390 over the full year, but the cost to yourself will be much lower (depending on your tax bracket - see the table below for examples).

Taxable IncomeTax rate + LeviesFortnightly pre-tax contributionNet fortnightly cost to UniSA employeeNet annual cost to employeeAnnual charity contribution
$18,201-$37,000 21% $10.00 $7.90 $205.40 $260
21% $25.00 $19.75 $513.50 $650
21% $40.00 $31.60 $821.60 $1040
$37,001-$80,000 34.5% $10.00 $6.75 $170.30 $260
34.5% $25.00 $16.38 $425.75 $650
34.5% $40.00 $26.20 $681.20 $1040
$80,001 - $180,000 39% $10.00 $6.10 $158.60 $260
39% $25.00 $15.25 $396.50 $650
39% $40.00 $24.40 $634.40 $1040
$180,001 and over 49% $10.00 $5.10 $132.60 $260
49% $25.00 $12.75 $331.50 $650
49% $40.00 $20.40 $530.40 $1040

Example - $10 or $15 donation every fortnight, using 2016-17 tax rates, plus 2% Medicare Levy for all rates plus 2% Temporary Budget Repair Levy for top rate only. Note that individual calculation of cost to employees may vary from this example, which does not account for your personal tax situation (i.e. any available tax offsets etc.). If you have specific queries about your personal tax situation, the University recommends you seek professional tax advice.

Workplace Giving Options

UniSA provides several options for staff to support University research, infrastructure, and student scholarships, as well as selected external charities. See list below for all available Workplace Giving options.

UniSA Funds

Pridham Hall

Embed yourself in the DNA of Pridham Hall with this unique donation opportunity.

Scholarship Fund

Help give our brightest and best as well as our most challenged the opportunity to be recognised and supported. Your gift will be directed to five priority areas of education: equity, excellence, international, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Women in Science Technology Engineering &...

Student Placement Grants

Support UniSA students from a range of disciplines benefit from on-the-job learning experiences.


Be part of the effort to build and preserve UniSA's extensive base of knowledge.

Ability Equipment Grants

This is a special fund enabling UniSA students with disabilities to purchase equipment and software which will assist them with their studies.

25th Birthday - Research Fund

You can support world-class research at UniSA to help tackle the grand challenges that face us all.

Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology is Australia's leading leukaemia research centre and is regarded as the third leading cancer research centre in Australia overall. Specialising in personalised medicine, the teams of researchers at the CCB are creating targeted cures to match the DNA of the individual...

Peter McInnes Memorial Travel Grant

Provide a life-changing experience for a future leader with your donation. This grant honours the memory of valued staff member Mr Peter McInnes, who led the Executive Partners Program and supported students to realise their full potential.

External Charities

You can also nominate one or more of the following external charities: CFS Foundation, Red Cross, World Vision, Novita, Guide Dogs of SA & NT, Salvation Army, Reconciliation Australia, Motor Neuron Disease Australia, Catherine House, White Ribbon Australia and The Smith Family.

You can easily manage your donations yourself in the online myHR payroll system, available within the myUniSA portal, accessible from the HR tab. 

Select Requests, and then select Deductions from the drop-down options.



In myHR, select the new request button with the blue arrow.



Select the fund(s) you wish to support and then select the donation period from available drop-down options.



  • Note that the minimum donation amount is $2.00, as this is the minimum threshold for a gift to be tax deductible.
  • You can also make one-off donations if you wish.
  • Your donation is received by the organisation you support with minimal administrative cost to them
  • You make an important contribution to the community via your support

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