It’s easier than you think.

Five easy steps to make a bequest It’s easy to include a gift in your Will - legally known as a ‘bequest’. You can leave a bequest with nothing more than your signature. And you can still ensure your family and friends are provided for. Simply download our free Wills guide, or follow the steps below.

1. Speak to your family and loved ones

Making or updating your Will is an incredibly personal and significant decision. Consider your family and friends. Reflect on leaving a gift to WWF – even a small share of what's left after your loved ones are provided for will help to protect the animals you love – and discuss your decision with your loved ones, sharing your vision for the future with them.

2. Decide what kind of gift you want to give:

A residual bequest has the greatest impact in the future. You can make a gift of the residue (remainder) of your estate, or a share of the residue, once other specific gifts and expenses have been taken care of. You can also choose to leave a percentage share of your estate or a specific bequest in your Will.

3. Enlist the help of a professional

Your Will is an important legal document, and should be worded correctly to ensure your wishes are carried out. A solicitor or public trustee can help you with this process. You may also wish to consider creating a free legal Will online. Visit our partners at Gathered Here to see if this option is right for you.

4. Create your legacy for nature

To include a gift to WWF-Australia, all you need is our ABN 57 001 594 074 and registered name – World Wide Fund for Nature Australia. You may wish to use our recommended wording: I give to World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (ABN 57 001 594 074) free of all taxes and other deductions (the residue of my estate / a ___% share of my estate / the sum of $___) for its general purposes, and the receipt given on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia shall be sufficient discharge to my trustee.

5. Please let us know

Please contact us to share your intentions so that we can thank you for protecting wildlife and the natural world into the future. Contact Christine on 02 8000 0303 or email

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