Giving to MUBC

Professor Martin Howy Irving founded MUBC with the principal that playing sport was as important to education as academic training.  His passion was rowing. 
Since that time, thousands of members have benefited from the excellent boathouse, fleet and coaching expertise available at MUBC. Many have built lifelong friendships and associations that have enriched their lives. 
MUBC’s goal remains to compete successfully and enjoyably at all levels of rowing including; elite, senior, masters, club, varsity and college.  Our major goal of having members selected for the Australian rowing team has been achieved annually for decades.
MUBC is participates in a range of major domestic and global “classics”.  Notable events include:

Australian Championships
Australian University Games
Australian Boat Race (Melbourne v Sydney universities)
World Rowing Masters Regatta
Japan Masters
Henley Royal Regatta
Head of the Charles
To be able to facilitiate such opportunities for our members MUBC must provide the best of equipment and coaching.  We need financial support to do this and greatly appreciate donations to augment our other fund raising measures.  Donations will enable us to continue our commitment to excellence and enjoyment in rowing at all levels.  
Your support is greatly needed and appreciated.  Donations to the University of Melbourne to support students participation in rowing can be tax deductible. These donations will directly assist MUBC in continuing to operate as an elite and diverse sporting operation. 
In grateful anticipation, we thank you for your assistance.

Donating Today

You can make a donation to support rowing through three distinct channels.

  1. Supporting the MUBC sub-fund – the MUBC sub-fund (formally known as the MUBC sub-fund within the Melbourne University Sport Foundation) is a corpus invested in the University’s Long Term Investment Fund. The interest from the MUBC sub-fund is made available for the Club to use to support the long term sustainability of the Club. Gifts can be made to the MUBC sub-fund by clicking here
  2. Support student participation in rowing – For many years, the University has received gifts to support student participation in rowing. Whilst the MUBC sub-fund is about a long term corpus to support rowing, this option is more about supporting the immediate needs of rowing (and support for the things that enable student participation in the sport). Gifts in support of participation in rowing via this link
  3. Supporting student rowing – National representation and travel bursaries - this was set up to provide support to the MUBC members who were competing at the Under 23 championships. To support these student rowers click here


Leaving a Gift or Bequest in your will.

If you would like to make a ‘gift in your will’ (‘a bequest’) then the following wording may be taken as a guide:

"I give [percentage of my residuary estate/dollar amount/specified assets] ('the bequest') to The University of Melbourne of Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria ABN 84 002 705 224 ('the University), to support the Melbourne University Boat Club sub-fund within the Melbourne University Sport Foundation, as currently governed by UTR7.281."

Always seek independent financial, legal and tax advice when making or changing your Will.

Anyone including a gift in their Will to rowing will be recognised as a member of the 1859 Club (MUBC's Society of Benefactors) and have their name added to the Honour Board in the Clubhouse. Members are invited to special club activities.

Members will also be invited to join the University's Heritage Society, which acknowledges and thanks benefactors during their lifetime for their generous intention to support the University and its future endeavours through a gift in their will.

For further information about including a gift to rowing in your Will, please contact the University's Gifts in Wills team:

P: +61 3 9035 3489 or email


Chancellor's Circle

Although every gift makes an impact, some of our donors are able to support the University with substantial gifts. The Chancellor’s Circle is the University’s community of generous benefactors who demonstrate leadership and commitment to the University of Melbourne through annual gifts of $1,000 or greater.

Affiliation with the Chancellor’s Circle extends to the end of the calendar year following the donation date, or until the gift is renewed. 

Chancellor’s Circle donors are invited on occasion to special events to interact with University leadership, academic staff, students, and fellow Chancellor’s Circle donors in recognition of the University’s gratitude for their ongoing support at the levels identified below. 

Your support makes the difference. 

For more information or to make your donation today, see The Melbourne University's Chancellor's Circle .