Leave a legacy for the Reef

You can help safeguard the future of marine wildlife

Why leave a gift in your Will?

Your Will allows you to leave a powerful legacy to protect the future of our Reef and its incredible marine animals.

A gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, can make a difference by helping to safeguard the Great Barrier Reef’s future beyond your lifetime.

We need healthy oceans to survive, and healthy oceans rely on healthy coral reefs. Their role as a nursery for over a quarter of all marine life is fundamental to protecting biodiversity.

With your help, migrating whales will continue their journeys along our great coast. Turtles, which have lived for millions of years, will continue to have safe nesting and breeding grounds. 

You can help secure a better future for the Great Barrier Reef. Include a gift in your Will to protect ocean habitat and leave a legacy for future generations.

Your gift will be used to protect and restore the Reef, ensuring critical habitats are preserved for our precious marine animals. 

Ways you can help the Reef with a gift in your Will


You can make provision for a percentage of your entire estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, to go to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

Residuary bequest

After making other specific gifts, you can give part or whole of the balance of your estate, after all debts and expenses have been paid, to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

Whole estate

You can leave your entire estate to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

How to make a gift in your Will

You can write your Will using Australia's leading online Will writing platform Safewill. Plus you can choose to include the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to help protect the Reef and the wildlife that rely on it. 

It takes as little as 20 minutes to complete, is reviewed by affiliate law firm, Safewill Legal, and comes with a year of free and unlimited updates. 

Your Will is an important legal document. To ensure your intentions are clear and legally binding we recommend you seek qualified legal advice. A qualified legal advisor will be able to provide you with advice appropriate for your wishes and to correctly word your gift. One example of wording for the inclusion of a gift to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation follows:

“I bequeath [ ___ percent/residual of my estate /my entire estate] to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (ACN 090 616 443) free of all duties and I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer of the said Organisation shall be a complete discharge to my Executors and Trustees for the moneys paid in accordance with this bequest.”

If you have questions about leaving a gift in your Will, please call 1800 427 300 or complete the form below and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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