Body Donation Program

UPDATE – 31 March 2020

The current COVID-19 global pandemic is having an impact on every organisation around the world, including The University of Western Australia. To ensure the Body Donation Program's long-term integrity, we are informing all registered body donation donors that the Program is temporarily suspended. The WA Department of Health has been consulted and supports our decision, which is in line with a number of other body donation programs interstate. We regret that we are unable to accept deceased donors to our Program until further notice. We understand that for some people and their families, this is a disappointing decision; but under the circumstances, we must advise families to proceed with their own funeral arrangements. The decision has been made in the interests of maintaining the safety and protection of the wider community, and all involved. We will resume the Body Donation Program as soon as we are confident that it is safe to do so, and will advise you as soon as that decision is made.

If you have any questions, the Body Donor Coordinator is available on 6488 3288 or at

The community of Western Australia plays a vital role in the work of the School of Human Sciences. It is through these strong links that we are able to continue our research, including the Body Donation Program.

The School is licensed to practise anatomy and to accept body donations from members of the Western Australian community. These bodies are used for anatomical teaching, medical and scientific research and specialist training at many teaching and research institutions.

The School holds a memorial service in Winthrop Hall every three years to honour the donors to its Body Donation Program. A dedication of thanksgiving expressed in the presence of relatives, special guests and students is the most appropriate way to acknowledge those who have bequeathed their mortal remains to the University.


How to donate


Program partner

Contact our donation program co-ordinator Vicki Wallis

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