A living legacy

What will future generations see as our legacy? Will they experience our rare and beautiful wildlife? Will they marvel at the reef, the Range and our ancient forests as we do, and remember us for shaping a better future?

By giving a gift in your will, you can make this your living legacy. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference.

How to leave a gift

You can leave ACF a residuary gift (the balance remaining after loved ones are provided for), a specific gift of cash or property, or a proportion or percentage of your estate.

You may wish to make your gift through your will in memory of someone special. ACF will mention the name of the person for whom the gift is made on our website here and in our Annual Report.

Suggested wording

Our suggested wording for a will is:

  • “I give the rest and residue..." OR
  • “I give [insert description of specific gift]… OR
  • “I give [insert percentage] %

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.”

Get in touch

We would love to know once you have included ACF in your will – to thank you and invite you to our ACF Living Legacy community events and special occasions. Please let us know using our online form or via the contact details below. 

For inquiries or to request a copy of our Living Legacy bequest brochure, phone our bequest officer, Upeka, on 1800 223 669 (free call) or 03 9345 1120 direct, or email bequests@acf.org.au

Our living legacy community


Meet some of the people who have chosen to give a gift to ACF in their wills.




We acknowledge the people from whom we have received a gift through their will most recently, and express our appreciation to their family and friends.



Our Legacy Leaders have advised they are leaving a significant gift and we gratefully recognise them here.