Make a Bequest

A Gift in Your Will

Making a bequest is a way to continue your support for our precious environment, and for the species that depend on it. A gift in your Will is a valuable and lasting way to support practical conservation actions.

There are a number of different ways you can remember Conservation Volunteers Australia in your Will. Your gift can take the form of:

  • A specific amount of money
  • A percentage of your estate
  • The residue of your estate, after all other gifts and expenses have been paid
  • You may wish to leave us a particular item of value such as art or a piece of jewellery that could be sold to support our work (known as a specific bequest)
  • A specific bequest could also include a piece of land or property

To make the process easier and ensure your wishes are understood, here’s some suggested wording and our organisational details. You can take this to your solicitor, or write this directly into your will if you are managing it yourself:

For a specific amount of money:

‘I give to Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers trading as Conservation Volunteers Australia (ABN 93 006 058 135) free of all duties the sum of $____ for which an authorised receipt from Conservation Volunteers Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.’

For a percentage of your estate:

‘I give to Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers trading as Conservation Volunteers Australia (ABN 93 006 058 135) free of all duties ____% of my residuary estate (e.g. 1, 2, 5% etc) for which an authorised receipt from Conservation Volunteers Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.’

For the residue of your estate:

‘I give to Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers trading as Conservation Volunteers Australia (ABN 93 006 058 135) free of all duties the residue of my estate for which an authorised receipt from Conservation Volunteers Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.’

For a specific bequest such as a work of art, jewellery, or property:

‘I give to Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers trading as Conservation Volunteers Australia (ABN 93 006 058 135) free of all duties (insert details of specified item/s) for which an authorised receipt from Conservation Volunteers Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.’

Frequently Asked Questions

Making sure your bequest reaches us

To ensure your bequest reached us, it is important to use our legal name (‘Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers trading as Conservation Volunteers Australia’) and our registered Australian Business Number (ABN 93 006 058 135).

Our contact details are:

Conservation Volunteers Australia – Head Office
728 Barkly Street
Mount Pleasant, Victoria 3350

Freecall 1800 032 501

Adding to an existing Will

If you already have an existing Will, and you decide to add a bequest to Conservation Volunteers Australia, you can add a codicil. It must be signed and witnessed in the same way as your Will. Always seek legal advice when making any changes to your Will.

Choosing a specific area to support

If possible, we’d ask that you keep your bequest quite general. We suggest that you direct your bequest to the everyday work of Conservation Volunteers Australia, to help with conservation projects that directly benefit our environment and engage the community in caring for it.

If you’d like to direct your support to a specific conservation focus, you’re welcome to contact us to discuss details or by freecall to 1800 032 501.
Bequest Enquiry

 

Notifying family or friends and Conservation Volunteers Australia

If applicable, talking to your family and friends about your Will is important. Communication will help to explain that your gift to conservation is important to you and ensure your wishes are carried out.

We also ask that you consider contacting us to let us know of your intended gift. Your notification helps us to:

  • plan for future programs with assurance of your support
  • personalise communications with you, and focus on programs that interest you (if you would like us to do this)
  • update you on programs that interest you (again, if you would like us to do this)
Notify us via our online form if you wish
Bequest Notification

 

Conservation Volunteers Australia Gift Fund

All donations and bequests are credited to the Gift Fund, the public fund maintained by Conservation Volunteers Australia for its charitable purposes as required by law. Bequests and other testamentary gifts made through a Will are not tax-deductible.

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