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? Will they remember us for shaping a better future?

By leaving a gift in your will, you will ensure a better, more beautiful world lives on for your family, future generations and all living things. You can make this your living legacy.

Every gift, large or small, makes a difference.



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 charitable gifts are meaningful to you.

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 could 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.”



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 mailed copy of our Living Legacy brochure, email bequests@acf.org.au or phone our Bequest Manager, Charles, on 1800 223 669 (free call) or 03 9345 1119 direct.