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Leaving a gift in your will is easy

Leaving a gift in your will is a simple process that could make a real difference.

If you do not have a will and wish to create one, it is a good idea get legal advice. If you don't have a solicitor you can contact The Public Trustee on (08) 8999 7271.

If you already have a will, then all you need to do is add a codicil ? a short legal amendment to your existing will.

A simple way to leave a bequest is to include a residuary gift. This means that a percentage or the remainder of your estate can be left to Cancer Council Northern Territory after you have taken care of your family and other beneficiaries.

There is no requirement to inform us of your intention to leave a bequest in your will, however if you have any questions or would like to discuss your intentions please contact the Wills and Bequests Officer on (08) 8999 7271.

Wording for your will

To include Cancer Council Northern Territory in your will we suggest that you use the following wording (subject to legal advice):

?I bequeath to The Cancer Council of the NT (ABN 78 039 911 732) for its general purposes (the residue of my estate) or (a specified sum) or (specified items) free of all duties, and the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer for the time being shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).?

For more information contact Cancer Council NT by emailing:

Cancer Council Northern Territory (information for your solicitor)

  • ACN 039 911 732
  • ABN 78 039 911 732
  • Unit 2/25 Vanderlin Drive, Wanguri 0810
  • Incorporated as a Public Company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act (2001) (Cth)
  • Endorsed by the Australian Government as a Health Promotion Charity
  • Endorsed as an income tax exempt charitable entity
  • Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient
  • Endorsed for GST concessions
  • (Endorsements are entered on the public register maintained by the Australian Business Registrar at

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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