Banksia Association

Our distinguished Banksia Association members play a valuable role in strengthening University life through their fundraising, discipline expertise, and participation in various advisory committees.


The Banksia Association was launched in late 2005, drawing together a special group of individuals who had made a lasting, positive impact on Murdoch University.

Among its respected members are Emeritus Professors, past donors, past external members of the University Senate, individuals bestowed with Honorary Degrees, distinguished alumni and many others.

Each Banksia member continues to support the University in their own way. For some, this includes contributing to fundraising activities or sharing expertise through mentoring, guest lectures or serving on an advisory committee. While others enjoy staying in touch with Murdoch University by attending the occasional function. Others simply enjoy staying in touch with Murdoch University by attending the annual events.

Want to join the Banksia Association?

You too can play an important role as a Banksia member in University life as Murdoch strives to provide every student with an outstanding education, grow our collaborative partnerships to provide life changing solutions to complex world challenges, and be of service to our communities.

The Banksia Association offers members access to a growing range of benefits and services, including:

  • access to the Murdoch University library and its resources
  • free parking at Murdoch University
  • a complimentary subscription to Murdoch’s Alumni magazine, Murmur
  • invitations to key events at Murdoch University.

There are no formal membership conditions or fees for the Banksia Association, simply a continuing connection with the University and a desire to share in its successes.

Whether you contribute as a mentor for staff and students, fundraise and donate towards the Banksia Association Honours Scholarship or take part in many of the other appreciated activities of the Banksia Association, your connection to our University can be rewarding.

Become involved

Banksia Dinner

Held annually, the Vice Chancellor’s Banksia Dinner was established to thank members for their contributions to the University and to recognise the recipient of the Banksia Association Honours Scholarship which is funded through the Banksia Association. The dinner also provides an opportunity to reflect on Murdoch’s successes in the company of like-minded individuals while enjoying fine food and wine.

Other activities

Banksia members can also further their connection with Murdoch University by:

  • mentoring staff, students and graduates
  • supporting Development activities
  • becoming involved with University courses as a guest lecturer
  • serving the University on advisory committees or panels
  • attending key Murdoch University events including the Sir Walter Murdoch Lecture, Art Exhibitions and Senate functions.