Making a bequest

Thank you for considering a bequest to Australia in your will. This kind of giving provides long term support that allow us to confidently plan for a movement that can truly bring the world back to a safe and secure climate.

Suggested wording

Below is suggested wording for your will. It is not compulsory to phrase your directions in this way, however it will minimise any misunderstandings and ensure your wishes are carried out.

“I give to Limited (ABN: 46138155192) of Level 1/52 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 [the sum of] or [specified items] or [the residue of my estate] free of all charges and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s). It is my wish and intention that these funds be used for general purposes of Australia in building a movement that aims to end the use of fossil fuels and return the world to a safe climate.”

Preparation of the will

Making a will and keeping it up to date is very important. It will ensure your wishes are reflected and avoid any unnecessary burden on your loved ones. It is important that you involve a legal professional to draw up the will for you. If all the legal formalities are not correctly followed, your will could be declared invalid and your wishes may not be carried out.

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