How to leave a bequest in your Will

How you or your solicitor can leave a gift in your Will to Plan International Australia. 


Whether you are creating a Will for the first time or updating an existing Will, it is very easy to leave a gift in your Will to Plan International Australia.

After meeting the needs of your loved ones, your impact through Plan International can continue long into the future through your legacy. It is a good idea to discuss important aspects about your Will with your family, friends

Suggested wording for your Will

Your solicitor may find it useful to be able to refer to our suggested wording when updating your Will. Simply ask your solicitor to insert the appropriate clause selected from the wording below:

“I give free of all duties or taxes…

[Please insert here the appropriate statement selected from the six options below:]

  1. the whole of my estate
  2. [insert number] percent of my estate
  3. the residue of my estate
  4. [insert number] percent of the residue of my estate
  5. the sum of $ [insert value of your gift]

…to Plan International Australia (ABN 49 004 875 807) for its general purposes. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor.”

Practical considerations

Plan International’s programs are created in consultation with children and adapt to changing environments. Whilst you are free to direct your gift towards a particular purpose, we suggest you do not limit your description because we may not be able to fulfil your request if it is too specific.

So your gift can be applied to our evidenced-based programs to create sustainable change for girls and their communities, our preference is for your gift to be directed to Plan International Australia for “its general purposes”.

If you have already included Plan International Australia in your Will, we would love to know so we can thank you for your generous support and the impact this will have for the children and families we work with.

To receive a complimentary Gifts in Wills Guide in the post from Emily Dudgeon, Key Relationships Manager – Gifts and Wills, please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can download a digital version of the guide.

You can contact Emily on 03 9672 3615. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about supporting our work through a legacy gift.

Receive a Gifts In Wills Guide In The Post