How to Leave a Bequest

Leaving a Bequest

A bequest to Australia’s oceans is a gift you write into your Will after your loved ones have been provided for.

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Naming AMCS as a beneficiary

To be sure your gift will reach AMCS, there are a number of points that must be carefully checked:

  • please be sure to use our full name (AUSTRALIAN MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY INCORPORATED) and ABN (53 409 718 351);
  • please consult a solicitor or the Office of the Public Trust to be sure that your Will complies with the legal requirements*;
  • you need to decide which type of bequest you will give — a specified gift, a percentage of your estate, a residual bequest or your whole estate — and ensure that the wording chosen reflects your wishes clearly.


Wording Suggestions

AMCS recommends you seek independent legal advice when creating or updating your will.

Your solicitor can recommend appropriate wording. If necessary, ask your solicitor to contact us to discuss your wishes. An example of legally acceptable wording that can be included in your Will is:


I give:

the rest and residue of my estate (or)
___ % of my estate (or)
the sum of $___  

to the AUSTRALIAN MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY INCORPORATED (ABN # 53 409 718 351) for its general purposes free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequence of my death, and the official receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised person shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the Executor.


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If you’d like to learn more about including an Ocean Legacy in your Will, please contact us.

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