Angela McLean's happy place
A restored patch of remnant native scrub on Ngarrindjeri Country, South Australia.Read More
A Will gives you the power to choose how your life’s work and your assets will benefit your loved ones and the causes you care about most.
You have the power to help shape the future of Australia’s natural places – a future where our extraordinary landscapes and the plants and animals that they support remain safe.
Gifts in Wills account for about 25% of our annual income.
When you remember Bush Heritage in your Will and let us know about your decision, you’ll be giving us the financial security to commit to the kind of long-term, landscape-scale projects across Australia that will result in real, lasting change for the environment.
Gifts in Wills have played an important role in the history of Bush Heritage and are recognised on our gifts in Wills supporter honour board.
There are many ways to leave a gift to Bush Heritage in your Will, and it’s important to find the one that’s right for you.
Once you've considered which people and charities you'd like to remember, and who your executor will be, we recommend speaking with your solicitor to have your Will written.
If engaging a solicitor is not possible, or you would simply like to learn a little bit more about the types of things to consider, you may find Gathered Here’s free online Will tool helpful.
Note Bush Heritage does not provide legal advice. Any referral to an Online Will provider does not constitute legal advice, or an endorsement that an Online Will is suitable for your needs. Individuals using Online Wills should seek legal advice before making any changes or updates to their Wills.
You can leave your entire estate or any part of your estate to Bush Heritage.
A residual gift means once all specific gifts are distributed and your debts are paid, the remainder (or a proportion of the remainder) of your estate will be paid to Bush Heritage. This is a simple way to leave a gift that needn't interfere with any specific bequests to loved ones. It will also retain its value over time (unlike a specific cash gift that can reduce in value with inflation).
It can be difficult to choose a specific cash amount to leave when you don't know how much will be in your estate when the time comes. Making your gift a percentage of your estate, or of the residual of your estate, means no matter the value of your final estate, the proportion you intended for Bush Heritage stays the same.
You can leave any identifiable property as a bequest to Bush Heritage. A specific gift may include any sum of money, cash balances in a bank account, a residential house, commercial real estate or company shares.
If you're considering leaving real estate or shares to Bush Heritage, you may wish to consider leaving the gift in specie. This means it may be transferred directly to Bush Heritage and may save your estate paying capital gains tax on the sale of the asset. Seek appropriate legal advice to ensure this is suitable to your circumstance.
When you include a gift in your Will to Bush Heritage and tell us about it, you'll be invited to join the Bush Legacy Circle – a growing community of like-minded people connected by their commitment to the future of the Australian bush.
You and your loved ones will receive invitations to events featuring talks by our reserve managers and ecologists, guided trips to Bush Heritage reserves, and regular updates on our work. Fill out the form below to begin your journey, or to request more information.
If you’ve included Bush Heritage in your Will or are considering leaving us a gift, please fill in this form to let us know so we can welcome you to the Bush Legacy Circle – our growing group of gifts in Wills supporters. Knowing more about your support also gives us greater confidence to plan our long-term conservation projects across Australia’s magnificent landscapes.
My happy place is nestled between the dunes and ocean at Tuckers Rock, north of the Bellinger River’s entrance. Freshwater flows east from the mountains, it thunders down waterfalls into calm, clear pools, navigates green paddocks and rainforests, before emerging through Melaleuca-stained estuaries and spilling into the Pacific Ocean.Read More
Long-time Bush Heritage supporter and volunteer Annelie Holden once used her bush property as an escape from the city. Now she has donated it to Bush Heritage so it can start a new life as a conservation reserve and our first ever education centre.Read More
Bob and Margie Wilson spent a brief period in the early days of their life together enjoying the stunning landscapes of the Stirling Ranges in the Fitz-Stirling region of Western Australia. Recently, I spoke with Bob who reached out to Bush Heritage in a really profound way - to give a gift to honour Margie, who sadly passed away last September. Enclosed with his donation was a beautiful letter which he's kindly allowed us to share.Read More
Maureen and Richard Oborn had donated to us for many years, connected financially and via stories in our newsletters. But their engagement went to another level after visiting our Boolcoomatta Reserve in South Australia, and seeing how donor funds are put to use.Read More
A childhood spent in the bush and an admiration for Bob Brown combined to inspire Bush Heritage donor and bequest supporter Davydd Shaw.Read More
A childhood spent in Africa gave Bush Heritage supporter Penelope Hacker a deep love of wildlife that she brought home to Australia.Read More
It was an emotional moment for Meredith Geyer and her family as they arrived at South Australia's Boolcoomatta Reserve and entered the renovated shearers' quarters. Fixed to the wall beside the fireplace is a stained timber board acknowledging the generous donors and benefactors who have helped to fund Bush Heritage's work at Boolcoomatta. Meredith's father, John Weightman, who passed away two years ago, is the latest name to be included on the plaque.Read More
On a recent bequest supporter trip to Boolcoomatta, Reserve Manager and tour guide extraordinaire, Glen Norris was leading a convoy of four cars when he stopped and radioed this eerie observation back to those following: "We are being watched".Read More
An appetite for adventure, a love of the open road and a BMW Boxer motorbike have taken Bush Heritage Australia supporters Geoff and Elizabeth Kerr the length and breadth of Australia. Find out from Geoff and Elizabeth why they decided to leave a legacy.Read More
Simone Bowskill and her husband David are nature lovers living on a one acre bush block in Wentworth Falls, among the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Having supported Bush Heritage for several years, they are now confirmed bequest supporters, planning to leave a gift in their wills.Read More
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