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 to Alumni Friends is based on a donation to the Alumni Friends Fund and membership to Friends of Antiquity is based on a donation to the Classics & Antiquities Fund.

  • To join, make an initial minimum tax-deductible donation of $50 to the relevant fund. 
  • To renew your membership, make a minimum tax-deductible donation of $20 (reminders issued annually in May/June).

Join or renew membership

Book donations

The UQ Alumni Book Fair is an annual fundraiser based at The University of Queensland. The Book Fair is four-day event organised by volunteers who harness their love of books and generously donate their time to help raise funds for scholarships to support UQ students.

All books sold at the Book Fair are donated from the community, so if you’re running out of shelf space, the UQ Alumni Book Fair Book team will welcome your donation.

In addition to a huge range of pre-loved books, we also accept magazines, sheet music, DVDs, videos, CDs, vinyl records, and even the occasional photograph, print or piece of memorabilia.

Rare or limited-edition items may be reserved for the Rare Book Auction, which is held every second year.

Where you can make your donation

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

If you would like to donate a large quantity of books, please call the Book Group on +61 7 3346 3166. Your donations are gratefully accepted.

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