Membership of Alumni Friends, donating books and giving

Alumni Friends membership

We share in the belief that successful, stable and diverse communities need world-class tertiary education, where world-class universities depend on the support, encouragement and engagement of alumni and the wider community. Completing a UQ degree is not a pre-requisite of membership and new members are always welcome. Find out about the benefits of joining Alumni Friends.

Full-year membership is based on a donation to the Alumni Friends or the Classics & Antiquities fund.

  • ‘New members (other than Honorary or Life) can make an annual tax-deductible donation of  $100.00’ to the Alumni Friends fund.
  • Existing members can make an annual tax-deductible donation (not due until May 2021) as follows:
    • Seniors $20
    • Individual (and Joint Senior) $35
    • Joint/Family $45

Become a member of Alumni Friends or the Friends of Antiquity

Book donations

The UQ Alumni Book Fair is held annually and the Rare Book Auction is held every two years.

The Book Fair has three essential aims to:
1. Raise money to support the researchers, educators and students at UQ.
2. Attract alumni and members of the general public to the St Lucia Campus, to see what the University has to offer.
3. Find a ‘good home’ for pre-loved books, magazines, sheet music, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, and even the occasional photograph, ephemera or print.

Running out of shelf space? The Books Team welcomes donations of all types of books for the annual UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Biennial Rare Book Auction. 

Location for book donations

Donations can be left in the Book Shed, in the car park behind Building 82E (Seddon West, St Lucia campus), any time of day. The ‘Book Bunker’ is also available for donations at UQ’s Long Pocket Campus, 80 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068 (adjacent to the Banksia loading bay). Please note that the Long Pocket Campus is not open outside normal office hours.

Donations of large quantities of books need to be pre-arranged. Please call the Books Team on +61 7 3346 3166.

The tireless efforts of the Books Team has contributed to Alumni Friends donating the equivalent of over $10m to support the researchers, educators and students at The University of Queensland. A fantastic investment towards our community’s future. There is no doubt we are shameless in our efforts to ensure our supportive bibliophiles can access high-quality books.

More information

For more information about giving to Alumni Friends please contact us by phone on +61 7 3346 3166 or email

You can also contact us by post:

Alumni Friends
Alumni Relations & Engagement Centre
St Lucia Campus
The University of Queensland QLD 4072


Giving to the Alumni Friends or Classics & Antiquities Fund

Give to Alumni Friends

Give to the Classics & Antiquities fund

The Classics & Antiquities fund supports the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry and the RD Milns Antiquities Museum.

Wills and endowments

Leaving a bequest to The University of Queensland is a chance to support what you value about education and the discovery of knowledge, knowing it will continue to grow and be cherished through the lives of others.

There are many ways your bequest can help the University. For further information or contact us:

Phone: +61 7 3346 3904
Mobile: 0423 298 781

Alternatively, let us help you

If you would like to discuss your gift, please contact Advancement.


+61 7 3346 3909 — Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (AEST)



The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072