Leave a bequest

Leave a bequest

When you remember wilderness in your Will, you become a member of our Forever Wild program — a dedicated group of supporters who share a deep affection for nature.

As a Forever Wild member, you’ll be invited to special events and activities, personalised forest tours, and information sessions with our senior campaigners and guest speakers.

Support life for generations to come

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From the tallest Mountain Ash to the smallest Fairy Possum, your legacy will be enjoyed by nature-lovers like you long into the future.

A bequest allows you to make a significant contribution to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth.

If you’re considering leaving a bequest to the Wilderness Society, we can help answer any questions you may have. 

Please contact our friendly team on 1800 030 641 or bequests@wilderness.org.au

Ways to donate

Donating in memory of a loved one 

Sometimes family and friends wish to celebrate the life of a loved one by making a donation to the Wilderness Society in their memory. To honour a lifelong nature-lover, this can be a wonderful gesture ‘in lieu’ of flowers. To arrange a donation, freecall 1800 030 641 or email bequests@wilderness.org.au

Donate in lieu of flowers at the funeral 

If you’d like friends and family to donate to the Wilderness Society instead of buying flowers, we can send our 'In Lieu of Flowers' envelopes to you or the funeral director ahead of the event. These special envelopes make it simple to collect and return donations. 

Donate by advertising in the death notices 

Many people choose to honour the memory of a loved one in the death notices. If you’d like to use this space to encourage friends and family to make a donation, here is some suggested wording you can use: In memory of ___________________. Please donate to the Wilderness Society in lieu of flowers on 1800 030 641 

How donations are acknowledged 

We’ll send a letter to the family of the deceased to notify them of your kind donation. For privacy reasons, we will not disclose the amount of the donation. We will also send a tax-deductible receipt to the person donating — every gift, large or small, makes a difference. 

Requesting donations in your memory 

A gift to nature lasts much longer than the flowers at a funeral — and for many of us, it’s something we’d like at our own funerals. It’s a good idea to state this preference in your Will so that your executor and ensure this wish is met. If you have any questions about bequests or donating money on behalf of loved ones, please don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff on 1800 030 641 or email bequests@wilderness.org.au.

Forever Wild

If you'd like to know more about leaving a bequest, please get in touch with our friendly team.

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