You have the power to help shape the future of Australia’s natural places – a future where our quintessential bush landscapes and habitats for our extraordinary wildlife remain intact.
A gift in your Will, no matter the amount, can make a real difference to the threatened and vulnerable species protected within our reserves and partnership regions.
How would you like to be remembered?
No matter the size, when you include a gift to Bush Heritage in your Will, you're leaving a legacy that will help ensure your values of protecting wildlife and the environment carry on for future generations.
Naturally you'll want to look after your loved ones first. By including a gift to Bush Heritage you're giving them something extra – the gift of a protected natural world in which they can find joy, peace and wonder.
“It’s empowering and makes me feel good to think I'm able to help save landscapes and species that are threatened or facing extinction. I like being part of an organisation that's actually doing something about it.”
– Louise Cahill, long-term supporter.
Everyone should have a Will
A Will gives you the power to choose how your assets are used. They're not just for the wealthy – everyone should have one. They needn't be expensive or complicated, but legal advice will ensure your Will is clear and effective.
You choose the structure
If you decide to leave a gift to Bush Heritage, there's lots of flexibility in how you choose to fit this around other beneficiaries.
Whole or part of your estate
Updating an existing Will
If you'd like to include Bush Heritage in your existing Will, you may simply like to add a Codicil (an amendment to your Will). Codicils are a simple and effective way to make updates without re-writing your entire Will. You'll need to ensure it's signed and witnessed by a solicitor or Public Trustee.
Once you've decided on the type of bequest you'd like to make, ask your solicitor to draft a clause. The following words are a guide only and subject to your solicitor’s advice:
(a) the residue (or percentage) of the residue of my estate; or
(b) the sum of $(amount); or (specified items)
to BUSH HERITAGE AUSTRALIA (ABN 78 053 639 115) to be held upon Trust and to be applied towards conservation purposes in accordance with the Constitutional objectives of BUSH HERITAGE AUSTRALIA in its absolute discretion to determine.”
A bequest that supports our conservation work in general provides us with the greatest flexibility to respond to critical priorities in the future; however if you have a particular purpose in mind please contact us to discuss your wishes.
Bequests have played an important role in the history of Bush Heritage and are recognised on our bequest supporter honour board.