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How to leave a gift in your Will

Gifts in Wills


How to leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your Will to the Heart Foundation is a simple process. Just follow these steps:

We recommend seeking professional legal advice when creating or updating your Will. Prepare your personal documents and finances before seeing your solicitor or legal adviser.

You will also need to choose your Executors, who will be responsible for administering your Will and ensuring your wishes are carried out as intended. You can appoint one or more executors.

If you’re ready to draft your Will, consider these convenient online Will-writing platforms that have partnered with the Heart Foundation:

Gathered Here

Gathered Here offers our supporters legally binding Wills and updates for life, for free. Making a Will with Gathered Here is easy and can be done in less than 10 minutes, all from the comfort of your own home. Having an up-to-date Will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. To get started, click here.


Safewill helps Australians to complete their bespoke Will through a step-by-step process online. In support of the Heart Foundation, Safewill is offering all our supporters a discount of 50% off, so you will only need to pay $80 to prepare your Will today. To get started, click here.


Willed makes end-of-life planning simple, affordable and accessible for all Australians. Write a Will online in as little as 15 minutes, and get peace of mind for you and your loved ones. To get started, click here.

Select the type of gift you would like to include in your Will to the Heart Foundation:

Residual gift

The remainder of your estate after taking care of your loved ones. A residual gift offers the Heart Foundation the flexibility to use your gift most effectively in the future as it keeps pace with inflation.

Pecuniary gift

A fixed or set amount of money.

Specific gift

A gift of a specific item, such as property or shares.

Whole estate

Your entire estate to the Heart Foundation.

“I give, devise and bequeath to the National Heart Foundation of Australia ABN 98 008 419 761 for its general purposes and free from all duties and taxes:

- the whole of my estate, or

- (insert number)% of my estate, or

- (insert number)% of the residue of my estate, or

- the amount of $(insert the value of cash gift), or

- my (insert name of the asset or item),

and a receipt signed by an authorised person of the National Heart Foundation of Australia shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the Executor(s).”

Please let us know if you have left a gift in your Will to the Heart Foundation, as we would like to personally thank you for your commitment to help end heart disease in Australia.

You can contact us at [email protected] or complete this form.

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Last updated07 June 2023