Leave a gift in your Will

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  • Leaving a gift in your Will means your legacy will continue to help support people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence.
  • We are truly grateful for anything you choose to give.
  • If you choose to leave a legacy your gift will be used solely to support people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence.

A future free from violence

Since the creation of our organisation at the height of the women's movement in 1971, we have relied on the generosity of our supporters to provide the best possible support for people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence.

From our early days as the Sydney Rape Crisis Collective run by volunteers to the national provider of counselling services we are today, we continue to be feminist, holistic and empowering in our approach.

How to leave a gift to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia in your Will

We all need to make important decisions relating to our financial affairs, and writing your Will is essential for your loved ones to carry out your final wishes.

We understand and respect that you need to provide for your family and friends first. We are incredibly grateful for any support that you can provide.

By remembering Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia with a gift in your Will (also known as a bequest), your legacy will continue to help support people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence.

How you choose to leave a gift in your Will depends on your personal preference or circumstances.

The best way to arrange leaving a gift to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is to speak with a solicitor to either create or update your Will. A solicitor can ensure that your estate is distributed in a way that meets your wishes.

As a guide, the most common types of gifts include:

  • Your entire estate - the remainder of your estate after any expenses and liabilities have been settled.
  • Residual gift - a percentage of the residual from your estate after any expenses that will not be eroded by inflation over time.
  • Pecuniary gift - a specified amount of money


Our suggested wording for your Will

These options are the most effective for including a gift to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia in your Will:

Residual gift

"I give to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia (58 023 656 939), free of all duties and taxes, x% of my residuary estate. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors."

Pecuniary gift


"I give to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia (58 023 656 939), free of all duties and taxes the sum of $ _______. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors."

Our promise to you

  • If you choose to leave a legacy your gift will be used solely to support people impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence. We are truly grateful for anything you choose to give.
  • Leaving a legacy is your decision and yours alone. We will never pressure you in any way and, of course, you can change your mind at any time.
  • We will always respect your privacy. We understand that your Will is personal and we'll recognise that.

Contact us

To discuss leaving a gift in your Will please contact our Relationships Manager Verity Appleby on 02 8585 0346, email veritya@rape-dvservices.org.au or fill in the form below and we'll arrange a time to call you: