Gift in your Will

  • Making a gift in your Will to Koala Conservation Australia is a meaningful way for you or your business to contribute to the important conservation effort of Australia's koala population.

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Thank you for considering a gift in your Will to Koala Conservation Australia

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, also know as Koala Conservation Australia (KCA) operates on the currency of kindness. We are not government funded but rely on the generosity of our supporters.

Large or small, when you include a gift to KCA in your Will, you are providing wild koalas with a positive future. Leaving a legacy of this kind is a way to ensure that your values of protecting koalas and the environment carry on.

For over 50 years we have been rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing wild koalas. We rely entirely on the generosity of people like you.

Thank you

Help us to achieve our vision for a healthy and thriving koala population.

Koala Conservation Australia manages the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, two koala food tree plantations, the only wild koala breeding facility in the world and it participates in research and education.  Its small team of staff and over 200 volunteers all work to conserve the iconic Australian Koala.

Koala Conservation Australia Ltd is a Not for Profit Charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission. (ACNC)

There are a number of ways to make a gift in your Will to support the work of Koala Conservation Australia.

A specific sum - A nominated set cash amount.

A percentage - A percentage of your Estate (Real estate, shares, jewellery or other assets).

A residual bequest - The residue or remainder of your estate after provisions have been made for family and friends

You should seek legal advice and you may also wish to speak to an accountant with respect to taxation and financial matters.

Koala Conservation Australia Limited. ABN 74 060 854 479 ACN 624 823 368

If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact us on 02 65 84 1522 for a confidential conversation.

5 Essential Steps for giving in Your Will

When writing your Will, it's important to keep in mind the people and organisations you want to benefit. Take the time to discuss your choices with your loved ones and friends. By including a charity, such as Koala Conservation Australia, in your will, you're demonstrating your confidence in the organisation and the value of their work.

Follow these five steps to make a bequest to Koala Conservation Australia:

Make Your Selection

Take your time to consider the loved ones and charities that you would like to remember in your Will. Share your vision with your family and friends.

Decide on the Donation Type

There are two types of donations to consider when leaving a legacy to your favorite charities: residual and specific bequest.

Provide the Details

To ensure that your bequests are received as intended, use the following wording: "I give to Koala Conservation Australia ABN 74 060 854 479 free of all taxes and other deductions the residue of my estate / a ___% share of my estate / other type of legacy for its general purposes, and the receipt given on behalf of Koala Conservation Australia shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee."

Write and Legalise Your Will

You can prepare your will with the help of a solicitor, lawyer, or estate planner. Alternatively, you can use Gathered Here, Australia's top-rated online Wills platform to write your will for free.

Inform Us

Please let us know of your intentions so that we can express our gratitude for helping us ensure the future of Koalas.

You can reach us at generalmanager@koalahospital.org.au. or call 6584 1522 for a confidential chat.

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It can take less than 10 minutes to have an incredible impact on the future of koalas.

The bequests people have left in their Wills have played a massive part in the work of Koala Conservation Australia over the last 50 years.

Even just a small portion of your estate will have a positive impact on the work we do to preserve this iconic Australian animal.

Your bequest will result in lasting change for the future of koalas.

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