Thandolwayo outside her home holding water In Zimbabwe. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Leave a gift in your Will

When you include a gift in your Will, you can create a life-changing legacy which can help transform the world for generations to come. Your gift will go towards the communities who need it most and leave an enduring Legacy of Love. 

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By leaving a gift in your Will, you will create a long-term positive impact. Wherever and whenever the next disaster happens, your gift will help us to provide vital aid and relief to vulnerable communities. 

Whether you’re writing a new Will or amending an existing one, including a gift in your Will is simple.

Gifts you can make

Cambodian school students. Photo credit: Nicole Clements/Caritas Australia.

Whether you are writing a new Will or amending your existing Will, we recommend that you work with a solicitor to talk through the following gift options.

  • A Specific Gift is a sum of money or property. You can ask your solicitor to draft a cash gift to account for inflation.
  • A Residuary Gift is the remainder of your estate after all expenses, debts and taxes have been paid, and after any specific gifts.
  • A Percentage Gift is a percentage of your residuary estate. This gift is used if you wish to divide your estate among a number of people or organisations.

Your generous gift will make a real difference. 

Make a lasting impact

Bequests help us to continue our long-term development work. The longer we stay in communities, the more lasting change happens, and leaving a gift in your Will means that your contribution will have a direct impact on supporting these programs. 

Group of women holding hands. Photo credit: Caritas Australia.

Join our Legacy of Love

By making a gift in your Will, you will become a part of our Legacy of Love circle and receive updates about our work.

Martina with some of her children and mum in Timor-Leste. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

What about my family?

We understand that bequests are a sensitive issue, and we're here to talk to you about any concerns you might have. 

Speak to our Bequests team to learn how you can give a gift with lasting impact. 

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Download further information about leaving a Legacy of Love. 


Caritas Australia is a proud member of the Include a Charity campaign - a group of 130 of Australia's favourite charities working together to raise awareness about the vital role that gifts in Wills play in benefiting communities in need.