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How to Leave a Gift in your Will

Wording for your Will

If you wish, you can specify how your Gift in Will will be used or you can leave it to Chris O'Brien Lifehouse to determine where your Gift in Will is most needed within Chris O'Brien Lifehouse. To assist you and your solicitor we have provided examples below of appropriate wording, including the correct legal name should you wish to make a Gift in Will to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

The team at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse would be pleased to assist you or your solicitor with your plans and would welcome your call on (02) 8514 0626 or email: Goldia.Shum@lh.org.au


ABN and Banking

  • Registered Business Name and Address - Lifehouse Australia Trust of registered office Level 5, 119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales 2050
  • ABN 70 388 962 804
  • Bank details
    • Name - Lifehouse Australia
    • BSB - 062 212
    • Account number - 10608646

Residual of your Estate

After providing for family and friends and ensuring all debts have been paid, you can bequeath the remainder of your estate. The appropriate wording is:

"I give, devise and bequeath the rest and residue of my estate remaining, free of all duties for the general purposes of Lifehouse Australia Trust ABN 70 388 962 804 of registered office Level 5, 119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales 2050 and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor."


Percentage of your Estate

It is a good idea to specify a proportion rather than an actual amount as it is very difficult to predict what your estate will be worth in the future or how much you will need for yourself or your dependents in the meantime. The appropriate wording for a percentage gift is:

"I give, devise and bequeath ___________ percent of my estate free of all duties for the general purposes of Lifehouse Australia Trust ABN 70 388 962 804 of registered office Level 5, 119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales 2050 and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor."


Percentage of your residue

You may choose to give a portion of the residue, or balance, of your estate after family, loved ones and expenses have been provided for.

"I give, devise and bequeath _______ percentage of the residue of my estate free of all duties for the general purposes of Lifehouse Australia Trust ABN 70 388 962 804 of registered office Level 5, 119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales 2050 and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor."


Specific gift in Will

A gift of a specific item of value such as property, shares, jewellery or works of art, may be specifically named in your Will and bequeathed directly to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. The appropriate wording in these instances is:

"I give, devise and bequeath [specify sufficient details of the gift being bequeathed, such as all my shares Telstra Corporation Limited or my principal place of residence in which I am living immediately prior to my death] free of all duties to Lifehouse Australia Trust ABN 70 388 962 804 of registered office Level 5,119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown, New South Wales 2050, for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer of other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge for my executor."