Will future generations remember us for protecting the world that they inherited?

Will they marvel at the reef, oceans, and forests as we have? Will they see rare wildlife as we do?

When you leave a gift in your will to ACF, you leave an imprint of your values in the world for all time, and a living legacy for future generations.

A gift in your will, which we call a bequest, costs nothing now, but every gift, large or small, will power bold change for future generations and protect the places, wildlife and people we love.

We know that climate change, habitat destruction, and wildlife extinction threatens our planet. Leaving a bequest comes from a deep desire to safeguard the future world for our families, loved ones and all living things.


Your will can reflect what has been important to you in your lifetime. Discuss your wishes with your family to ensure they understand that your bequest is meaningful to you. A gift in your will to ACF is also an investment in their future; we all depend on a habitable planet.

You may need to update your will several times over your lifetime as circumstances change. It is important to review your will regularly to make sure it is still valid so that your wishes can be fulfilled.

If you have already prepared your will, you can still include a gift to ACF by adding a Codicil or when you next update your current will. Here are some ways you can leave a gift.


Our suggested wording for a will is:

  • “I give the residue…
  • “I give [insert percentage]%…
  • OR
  • "I give [insert specific amount or gift]...

…of my estate free from all debts (secured and unsecured) and all duties and taxes (whether federal or state) payable in respect of my estate to the Australian Conservation Foundation Incorporated (ABN 22 007 498 482) (“ACF”) for its general purposes, and I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer of the said ACF shall be a full and sufficient discharge of this bequest.”


Please let us know if you have taken the legal steps to include ACF in your will. By sharing your intentions, you give ACF the opportunity to thank you for your bequest and make more accurate plans for the future. Confidentiality of your advice will be respected at all times.

Let us know via our online form or contact our Bequest Officer directly using the details below.

Contact details

Johanna Rosenthal
Bequest Officer
03 9345 1120 direct
1800 223 669 free call

Leave a legacy

A gift in your will costs nothing now, but it will power bold change for future generations and protect the places, wildlife and people we love.

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