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Wording for your will

Wording for your will

Through your will, you have the power to help us create a cancer free future and save lives. After family and friends, please consider Cancer Council in your will. Your gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.

Further information and advice on the wording of bequests is available here, or contact the Wills and Bequests Officer in your state or territory Cancer Council with the details provided below.

What wording should I use?

Please make sure you include the correct wording below. 

Cancer Council Australia

Cancer Council Australia routinely forwards gifts in wills to the Cancer Council in your state or territory across Australia (ie. the state or territory you reside in). We do this to ensure your gift has the greatest impact in your community. The wording below will allow Cancer Council Australia to respond to changes in knowledge, practice or treatments for many years to come.

Most of our supporters have chosen to include a gift for general purposes, if you wish to specify a specific purpose we would ask that you get in contact to allow us to honour your wishes effectively; we would ask you give us a call for a confidential chat.

Wording for your will

'I (insert name here) bequeath to The Cancer Council Australia ABN 91130 79 3 725 for its general purposes

[Choose and insert the appropriate statement from the list below]

the whole of my estate
(insert number) percentage of my estate
the residue of my estate
the amount of $ (insert the value of your gift in cash)
my (insert name of asset)

free of all duties, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the Executor(s).'

Contact Cancer Council Australia

Tel: (02) 8063 4100
Email: info@cancer.org.au

Cancer Council ACT

Contact Cancer Council ACT

Tel: (02) 6257 9999
Email: pledge@actcancer.org

For more information:

Cancer Council NSW

Contact Cancer Council NSW

Tel: (02) 9334 1479
Email: bequests@nswcc.org.au

For more information:

Cancer Council Northern Territory

Leaving a gift in your will is a simple process that could make a real difference.

If you do not have a will and wish to create one, it is a good idea get legal advice. If you don't have a solicitor you can contact The Public Trustee on (08) 8999 7271.

A simple way to leave a bequest is to include a residuary gift. This means that a percentage or the remainder of your estate can be left to Cancer Council Northern Territory after you have taken care of your family and other beneficiaries.

There is no requirement to inform us of your intention to leave a bequest in your will, however if you have any questions or would like to discuss your intentions please contact the Wills and Bequests Officer on (08) 8999 7271.

 To include Cancer Council Northern Territory in your will we suggest that you use the following wording (subject to legal advice):

“I bequeath to The Cancer Council of the NT (ABN 78 039 911 732) for its general purposes (the residue of my estate) or (a specified sum) or (specified items) free of all duties, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”

For more information contact Cancer Council NT by emailing: finance@cancernt.org.au

Cancer Council Northern Territory (information for your solicitor)

  • ACN 039 911 732
  • ABN 78 039 911 732
  • Unit 2/25 Vanderlin Drive, Wanguri 0810
  • Incorporated as a Public Company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act (2001) (Cth)
  • Endorsed by the Australian Government as a Health Promotion Charity
  • Endorsed as an income tax exempt charitable entity
  • Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient
  • Endorsed for GST concessions
  • (Endorsements are entered on the public register maintained by the Australian Business Registrar at www.abr.business.gov.au)

Contact Cancer Council NT

Tel: (08) 8944 1800
Email: finance@cancernt.org.au

Cancer Council QLD

Contact Cancer Council Queensland

Tel: (07) 3634 5100
Email: donorrelations@cancerqld.org.au

For more information:

Cancer Council SA

Your gift to future generations.

When you leave a gift in your Will to Cancer Council SA, you are helping to bring a cancer free future closer. Thank you for considering this amazing legacy today.

Of course, your decisions about what happens to your worldly goods are yours and yours alone. But it’s worth considering when you next sit down to write or change your Will, all the people you love who have been affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly. For many of us, cancer has taken far too much.

Gifts in Wills play a fundamental role in the successes that Cancer Council SA has been able to achieve in reducing cancer deaths and supporting people with cancer.

These generous contributions are vital for Cancer Council SA’s work across the whole cancer journey, from world-class research to information, support and prevention programs.

A gift in your Will makes a lasting impact for generations to come.

'Leave a gift in your Will today for a cancer free tomorrow.'

Contact Cancer Council SA

Tel: (08) 8291 4305 
Email: philanthropy@cancersa.org.au

Cancer Council Tasmania

The following wordings are provided only as guidance for donors to consider when making a gift under their Will to the trustee for Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc, which operates under the business name of Cancer Council Tasmania.

For a gift for an unspecified purpose

“I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $……./or……..% of the balance of my estate to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a gift for an intended purpose

“I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $………/or……..% of the balance of my estate and it is my wish (without imposing any legal obligation whatsoever) that the gift be used for the purpose of (name intended purpose e.g. research, prevention or support services). The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a specific purpose

 “I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $………/or……..% of the balance of my estate for the purpose of (name specific purpose e.g. research, prevention or support services). The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a gift for research activities

“I give to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc the sum of $………/or……..% of the balance of my estate for the purpose of research activities in keeping with the objectives of the Cancer Council. The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

For a gift to be held in Trust for a Life Beneficiary with remainder (or part thereof) to Cancer Council Tasmania

“I give (insert amount or details) to my Executor upon trust to pay the income therefrom to (name of beneficiary) during his or her lifetime and upon said death of the said (name of beneficiary) to pay the capital to the trustee for the time being of Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc for its general purposes. The receipt of the Cancer Council will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

Cancer Council Tasmania (information for your solicitor)

Cancer Council of Tasmania Inc.

15 Princes Street, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

PO Box 147, Sandy Bay 7006

Key Contact: infotas@cancertas.org.au

  • ABN: 27685250740
  • Registered as a charity in Tasmania
  • A public benevolent institution
  • Endorsed as an income tax exempt charitable entity
  • Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient
  • Endorsed for GST concessions

Depending on the type of bequest, you may need to amend these words. You should discuss this with your solicitor.

Contact Cancer Council Tasmania

Tel: (03) 6212 5708
Email: infotas@cancertas.org.au

Cancer Council Victoria

Contact Cancer Council Victoria

Tel: (03) 9514 6100
Email: bequests@cancervic.org.au

For more information:

Cancer Council WA

Contact Cancer Council WA

Tel: (08) 9212 4333
Email: donorrelations@cancerwa.asn.au

For more information:


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