Will future generations remember us for protecting the world that they got to inherit?

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

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

A gift in your will costs you nothing now but every gift, large or small, will ensure your values of protecting the environment lives on long into the future.

We know that climate change, habitat destruction, and wildlife extinction threatens our life and land. Leaving a gift in your will comes from a deep desire to safeguared the future world for our families, loved ones and all life.

Meet some of our supporters who have left a gift in their will.


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 also let us know if you wish to receive more information about leaving a gift in your will by using our online form or via the contact details below.

For enquiries or to request a mailed copy of our Living Legacy brochure, please call us on 1800 223 669 (free call) or 03 9345 1119, or email bequests@acf.org.au