Your bequest to the Refugee Council of Australia is an investment in the future richness of Australian society and the lives of some of the most vulnerable people: refugees, humanitarian entrants and those seeking asylum.  Your bequest will bring about enduring improvements to the quality of life and effective representation the people refugees and asylum seekers.

Bequests to The Refugee Council of Australia are made directly to the Council’s Foundation, the Australian Refugee Foundation.

What you can do

It is recommended that you speak to your solicitor about your options. Here are some considerations:

Your gift

Your gift could take the form of:

  • the whole or residue of the estate
  • a percentage of the estate
  • a specific amount of money
  • a life insurance or superannuation policy
  • assets such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery
  • an investment in perpetuity

Suggested wording for your will

Some suggested wording to add to your Will is below.  Please confirm any amendments to your Will with your solicitor.

‘I [insert name here] bequeath to the Australian Refugee Foundation (ABN 52 667 246 393), Suite 4A6, 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 as beneficiary for its general purposes [or name a specific purpose, such as research, policy or advocacy programs] [choose and insert the appropriate statement from the list below]

  1. the whole of my estate
  2. [insert number] percentage of my estate
  3. the residue of my estate
  4. the amount of $ [insert the value of your gift in cash]
  5. my [insert name of asset] free of all duties.

An authorised receipt from the Australian Refugee Foundation will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.’

Your impact

By leaving a bequest to the Refugee Council via the Australia Refugee Foundation, you will be contributing to a fair and just future for refugees. Refugees will have a stronger voice and a brighter future.

Please do let us know when you have left a gift to the Refugee Council of Australia in your will. This will allow us to better plan our future programs, and to recognise your generous support in your lifetime.  To inform us that you have left a bequest to the Foundation in your Will, or to request information, please contact us on (02) 9211 9333 or email admin@refugeecouncil.org.au