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Have you ever wondered: Who will care for wildlife when I’ve gone? The answer is simple. You will — with a bequest to Wildlife Queensland. Your commitment and care for our wildlife will continue for generations when your generosity is directed towards work that cares for wildlife.

Your voice for wildlife can live on …

Bequests make a big difference to our work. Your commitment to wildlife’s future will ensure that our campaigns and programs continue.

When you give a bequest to Wildlife Queensland (the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland), you are ensuring that future generations will be able to enjoy:

  • wildlife thriving in natural bushland
  • a sustainable balance of people and nature
  • coasts that teem with marine life
  • coral reefs and mountains and waterways that are clean, natural and undamaged.

Give future generations the best gift you can — give wildlife a future. To make it easier for you to write a legally valid free will that allows for a gift in your Will to Wildlife Queensland, we have partnered with Gathered Here, Australia’s top-rated free Will-writing platform.

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Signing a will© CanvaNFP

A Will for wildlife

You can help protect wildlife by leaving money or assets to Wildlife Queensland. Choose the option that suits you best from the suggestions below or find out how we can help you write a will for free to simplify the process.

  • Specific bequests: specify the amount that you wish to go to wildlife.
  • Residual bequests: bequeath to Wildlife Queensland what is left of your estate after you provide for family and friends.
  • Percentage bequest: leave a percentage of your estate to Wildlife Queensland, for example, 30 per cent of your total estate or the remainder after providing for loved ones.
  • Trust fund: set up a trust that allows your family to use the income derived from your estate while they live and the capital from the trust fund goes to Wildlife Queensland when they die.
  • Endowment bequest: set up a trust fund through your will and the interest from the fund is directed straight to Wildlife Queensland. Wildlife Queensland already has an established trust fund you may wish to direct your bequest to. Contact us for details.

Making it easy to help

Every gift left in a Will, no matter how large or small, will provide ongoing care and protection for vulnerable species — many with uncertain futures. We know that your loved ones come first. However, once those you care about have been provided for, you may also like to include a gift to Wildlife Queensland. If you do not yet have a Will, you might like to create a free, legally valid Will that makes it simple to leave a gift for Wildlife Queensland, using Gathered Here — Australia’s largest and most trusted end-of-life services site.

Gifts in Wills are vital to our work. Your generous commitment to wildlife conservation will ensure our campaigns and programs continue … now and into the future.

Wording your bequest

If you are writing a new Will, you can include your choice of bequest after talking to your solicitor. If you already have a Will, talk to your solicitor about updating it with an added bequest called a codicil.

However, you choose to remember the work of Wildlife Queensland, let your legal advisor help you with the exact wording. We suggest the following:
‘I [insert name] GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH [insert amount, percentage or list items] free of all taxes and other deductions, to THE WILDLIFE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND (its successors or assigns) for its own use and benefit absolutely to be used for its general purposes and in making such bequest I DECLARE a general charitable intention AND I FURTHER DECLARE that the receipt of the secretary or other proper officer for the time being of the said society shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees.’

Your advisor may also need these details: Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland was established under Letters Patent in 1967. Our ABN is 44 235 565 907.

    Get in touch

    No question is too big or too small. To discuss your bequest intentions, or to let us know of your gift, please contact our Bequests Coordinator on (07) 3844 0129 or email bequests@wildlife.org.au

    We would love to be able to thank you for your incredibly kind support.

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