Annual Appeal

Support from our alumni, donors and friends has been a sustaining feature of many of the important advancements at Notre Dame. Our University would be a different place – a far lesser place – without this wonderful foundation of generosity.

Notre Dame’s personal and distinctive approach to education has now been recognised by the best critics of all – our students – as the best in Australia for Overall Quality of Educational Experience in a nationwide Federal Government student survey – see

We have a powerful commitment to honouring the individual and recognise that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. We believe that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path. We see evidence of this in the achievements and accomplishments of our alumni who are making a difference in their local communities and around the world.

As Notre Dame goes from strength to strength, we want to continue this work, this vocation as a unique Catholic university. We seek your support to maintain our momentum and our success. If you have supported us in previous years, we remain sincerely grateful. If you are able to make a gift this year, we thank you deeply for your kindness and generosity.

Yours sincerely

Professor Celia Hammond
Vice Chancellor

Make a Gift

This year our annual appeal focuses on the following four areas:

  • Future Scholarships Fund

    Open doors to new careers, life‑changing experiences and exciting possibilities.

    Scholarships play a vital role in enabling talented students to study, irrespective of their ability to afford fees or support themselves through their studies. Your donation to the Future Scholarships Fund will help provide access to a Notre Dame education for students who may be experiencing financial hardship, in addition to helping the University acknowledge the high academic achievements of students, through scholarships and awards.

  • In the World For the World Program

    Help students engage in our local, national and international communities.

    Notre Dame is a university ‘in the world’ and ‘for the world’. This program seeks to provide an educational experience which is integrative and transformative, one which encourages students to develop solidarity with people worldwide and the Christian spirit of service. Help us to achieve the goal of providing every undergraduate student with an opportunity to participate in service-learning, volunteering and leadership programs nationally and internationally.

  • Research Fund

    Support real world, evidence based research.

    Your support for our research endeavours, including those within our three research institutes – the Institute for Health Research in Fremantle, Nulungu Research Institute in Broome, and the Institute for Ethics & Society in Sydney – will ensure we continue to play a vital role in addressing many of the complex issues that face our society today.

  • University Support Fund

    Flexible and powerful support of the University’s mission and vision.

    Your donation will support the University’s priorities and enable the growth required to continue our vital role of excellent teaching, scholarship and research. Your unrestricted financial gift will also ensure we continue to offer students, staff and the community facilities that are both
    functional and beautiful.

All donations made before 30 June 2018 are eligible for a tax deduction this financial year.

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The Notre Dame difference

  • Overall quality
    of educational
    in Australia

  • Learner
    in Perth
    & Sydney

  • Skills
    in Perth
    & Sydney

  • Graduate employability
    #1 in Perth
    & Sydney

Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching –

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