Let love live on with a gift in your Will to Beyond Blue

Over two in five people living in Australia experience a mental health condition at some point in their life.

Help write a new chapter in Australia's mental health story.
"A gift in your Will to Beyond Blue, no mater its size, is one of the most profound decisions you can make. Make your chapter a new beginning for someone impacted by anxiety and depression."
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Including Beyond Blue in Your Will

Writing a Will isn't as complicated or expensive as you might think.
Before making the decision to leave a gift in your Will, ensure your friends and family are well looked after. Then, you may want to consider leaving a gift to Beyond Blue. 
Next, we advise you to visit a solicitor to have your Will professionally written, or you can use an online option if you prefer. We recommend using a trustworthy online Will-making website like Gathered Here (where, as a Beyond Blue supporter, you can make your Will for free), or Willed. 

Steps to creating your Will

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Make a list of everything you own

Include your property, investments and any debts. This will help you calculate the value of your estates.
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Decide who you’d like to give to

This may include members of your family, close friends or charities you want to support in your Will. Many people choose to leave a residuary legacy to Beyond Blue, as this ensures family is provided for first.
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Decide who you want to name as executor of your Will

These are the people named in your Will who you want to be responsible for making sure your wishes are carried out.
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Consider how you would like to include Beyond Blue in your Will

What type of gift you’d like to leave (see Types of Gift in our FAQ below).
Mental health is not well understood, there’s still a stigma around it. I strongly believe that Beyond Blue helped me when I was really sick, and I hope that my legacy gift to Beyond Blue will make a life-changing difference to Australians in the future by helping them have access to resources and 24/7 support.”

Tony, Gifts in Will Donor

The right wording for your Will

Once you have decided on the type of gift you wish to leave, your solicitor or other professional will need these details for the wording of your Will.

You can copy and paste the following wording.

“I give free of all duties or taxes...
[Please insert here the appropriate statement selected from the six options below:
  • the whole of my estate
  • [insert number]percent of my estate
  • the residue of my estate
  • [insert number]percent of the residue of my estate
  • the sum of $[insert value of your gift]
  • (Details of specific asset – such as shares or property)
...to BEYOND BLUE LIMITED ABN 87 093 865 840 for its general purposes. receipt of an authorised officer for the time being of BEYOND BLUE LIMITED shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge of my executor's duties.”

Changing your existing will

If you already have a Will, the most cost-effective way to include a gift to Beyond Blue is by adding a codicil – a short legal amendment, to your Will.

Please check with your solicitor to see if the codicil is appropriate for the changes you wish to make.

If you have created a free Will online with Gathered Here, you can log into your account and update your Will for free as many times as you like.
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For solicitors and executors

Resources and information for solicitors managing a gift in Will to Beyond Blue or a bequest through an estate.
More information

Already left a gift in your Will?

Please consider letting us know, as we would love the opportunity to thank you and keep you up to date with our work!

  • If you have any other questions or would like to speak to someone at Beyond Blue, feel free to contact us.
  • Alternatively, write to us at the address below:

    Gifts in Will Manager
    Beyond Blue
    GPO Box 1883
    Melbourne VIC 3001

Frequently asked questions

  • Would leaving a gift in my Will really make a difference?

  • Isn’t the process of writing a Will difficult and expensive?

  • Can I create my Will online?

  • Are online Wills legally valid and binding?

  • Why should I write my Will? 

  • Where can I get advice I trust?

  • There’s been some changes in my family, how can my Will reflect this?  

  • Do I have to be wealthy to leave a gift in my Will to Beyond Blue? 

  • Can I still make sure my loved ones are taken care of?

  • Don’t only older people and parents have Wills?

  • What types of gifts can I leave?

  • Can I let Beyond Blue know I've left a gift in my Will?

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