Leaving a gift in your Will
At certain times in each of our lives, we all need make important decisions relating to our financial affairs. Writing your Will is essential for your loved ones to carry out your final wishes.
We understand and respect that you need to provide for your family and friends first. We are incredibly grateful for any support that you can provide.
By remembering Mission Australia with a gift in your Will (also known as a bequest), your legacy will continue to help support our vital community support services, ensuring we can continue to stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.
How to leave a gift to Mission Australia
How you choose to leave a gift in your Will depends on your personal preference or circumstances.
The best way to arrange leaving a gift to Mission Australia is to speak with a solicitor to either create or update your Will. A solicitor can ensure that your estate is distributed in a way that meets your wishes.
As a guide, the most common types of gifts include:
- Your entire estate - the remainder of your estate after any expenses and liabilities have been settled.
- Residual gift - a percentage of the residual from your estate after any expenses that will not be eroded by inflation over time.
- Pecuniary gift - a specified amount of money.
Our suggested wording for your Will
These options are the most effective for including a gift to Mission Australia in your Will:
I give ________% of the residue of my Estate to Mission Australia – (ACN 000 002 522) for its general purposes, free of all duties and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.
I give $_________ to Mission Australia – (ACN 000 002 522) for its general purposes, free of all duties and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.
Guidance for estate administrators
Please note that Mission Australia has been previously known as:
Brisbane City Mission
Town and Country Mission
Sydney City Mission
Hunter Mission Australia
Mayfield Baptist Church
Mission Australia Southern NSW
Adelaide City Mission
Mission SA (Adelaide)
Perth City Mission
Wollongong City Mission
Wagga Wagga City Mission
Canberra City Mission
Jesus People Welfare Services
NSW Country Services.
Have you already included a gift? Thank you!
We would love to recognise your gift and celebrate your generosity by personally thanking you.
If you do choose to tell us about your gift, you will become an honorary member of our special club, the Benjamin Short Society.
Meet our dedicated advocates/supporters
A proud supporter of Mission Australia since the 1970’s, Wendy first saw the impact of homelessness while working in a hospital where rough sleepers were regularly treated for injuries and conditions associated with living on the streets.
Determined to do something about it, Wendy left a gift to Mission Australia in her Will.
I realised we didn’t have a Will, so we made one. And I made sure we included Mission Australia right from the start. - Wendy
Twenty years ago, John’s gambling and alcohol abuse resulted in him living on the streets. Fortunately, Mission Australia found John and worked with him to transform his life.
To help ensure we can continue to give the same support to Australians doing it tough, John chose to leave a gift to Mission Australia in his Will.
I never thought I’d need Mission Australia, let alone end up leaving them a bequest in my Will. - John
Want to learn more?
For more information or to discuss your gift, please contact our Gifts in Wills Coordinator:
0409 315 062
For estate administration, please contact our Estate Coordinator:
GPO Box 3515
SYDNEY NSW 2001
02 9217 1064
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