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Leaving a gift for the Human Rights Law Centre in your Will is an effective and enduring way to advance human rights in Australia for decades to come. Your gift will provide vital support to help us ensure that Australia protects and promotes the values that you care about.

There are a number of ways to support the Human Rights Law Centre through your Will:

  • A general bequest leaving a specific sum
  • A percentage bequest
  • A residuary bequest, which donates everything remaining in your estate after bequests to family and heirs

The wording for your Will below is intended as a guide only. We recommend that whether you’re making a new Will or updating an existing one, you speak with a lawyer to make sure your Will is valid and that your intentions are clearly and legally stated.

Leaving a specific amount

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Human Rights Law Centre (ABN 31 117 719 267) of Level 17, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, or its successor, free from all duties and taxes, the sum of $(amount) to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of any authorised officer of this organisation is sufficient discharge to my executors in respect of that gift.”

Leaving a percentage of your estate

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Human Rights Law Centre (ABN 31 117 719 267) of Level 17, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, or its successor, free from all duties and taxes, (the desired percentage)% of my estate to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of any authorised officer of this organisation is sufficient discharge to my executors in respect of that gift.”

Leaving the residue of your estate

“I give, devise and bequeath to the Human Rights Law Centre (ABN 31 117 719 267) of Level 17, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, or its successor, free from all duties and taxes, the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of any authorised officer of this organisation is sufficient discharge to my executors in respect of that gift.”

If you would like your gift to go towards a specific area of our work, please contact us on 03 8636 4450 before you see your lawyer.

Already have a Will?

If you already have a Will, you can add a “codicil” to your existing Will or revoke the Will and write a new valid Will. If you choose to add a codicil to an existing Will, you must ensure that what you add doesn’t contradict parts of the original Will. If the condicil causes confusion, it may be deemed invalid.

If you include the Human Rights Law Centre in your Will, please let us know. This allows us to personally thank you, better plan our future programs and, with your consent, recognise your generous support.