Gifts in Wills

Gifts in Wills give a healthier life to future generations in the country

Rural Doctors Foundation is a small but mighty organisation with a lot of heart. We act to fill the gaps that exist in rural and remote healthcare. We do this by working directly with local communities when they need it most. Gifts in Wills  make sure more rural and remote people have access to lifesaving healthcare when they need it. By thinking of us in your Will, Rural Doctors Foundation could help more rural and remote communities:

  • Continue important health and wellbeing programs
  • Access healthcare and  be safe in times of natural disaster
  • Purchase lifesaving equipment for rural incidents
  • Find health issues in good time with more regular check-ups
  • Be better educated on  how to live a healthy life in rural and remote regions
  • Bring more medical professionals into rural and remote areas
  • Turn creative, grassroots ideas for better health in their  community into a reality!

A meaningful legacy when your heart is in the bush

Is your heart in the bush? Gifts in Wills are a wonderful way to give back to places and people who gave so much. If you’re from the country, you will understand just what kind of difference you can make to the lives of those you leave behind. Perhaps you want to thank your rural doctor? A bequest to a charity supporting rural health is a lovely way to do something meaningful when you can’t give to your doctor directly.

Often, those people who choose to leave a gift in their Will to Rural Doctors Foundation may have been directly involved in rural and remote health in their lives. Firstly, we thank you for your service, because it truly is a call of the heart to be a bush doctor. You will no doubt understand the struggles of rural medical life. And maybe you’d like to see a little more done to change that? 

Or maybe, you are already a donor? Perhaps you are passionate about continuing to help rural and remote communities doing it tough when it comes to healthcare? Whatever your reasons, we thank you for choosing to leave a gift in your Will. It is truly an honour to hold your legacy. We know our life saving programs will do you proud!

“Someone is sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree long ago.”

– Warren Buffett

Thoughts on making your Will 

What type of bequest?

RESIDUAL – A gift of the remainder of your estate or instead, a percentage of your estate. Helpful if you don’t know yet what your final estate will contain.
SPECIFIC – A specific amount you wish to leave to the Rural Doctors Foundation in your will. This is also known as a Pecuniary Bequest.
– An asset such as real estate, shares or bonds, as well as a Superannuation or Life Insurance policy and items of value.

Consult your solicitor 

Importantly, it is always advisable to seek advice from your Solicitor when making a will.

Family First 

We understand your family, your loved ones are your main priority in your will. As it should be. We are very grateful for any gift you can manage after you have taken care of them. It is a great idea to inform your family you intend to leave a gift in your will to the Rural Doctors Foundation. That way, your family can be understanding of your wishes when the time comes.

Allocation of the bequest 

Gifts in Wills have the most impact when you trust us to direct your bequest to our most pressing projects. However, should you choose to specify how you want your funds allocated, we will honour that too.

Wording for Gifts in Wills

Below is the suggested wording and our details for including Gifts in Wills.

“I ………………give, devise and bequeath (insert the percentage or residue of the estate, the amount of money, or the details of assets your client wishes to leave) to Rural Doctors Foundation ABN: 25 603 089 881 presently of Level 1/324 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000. My bequest is to be used for the general purposes of The Rural Doctors Foundation. I declare that the receipt of the Secretary or other proper officer shall be a complete discharge of my bequest.”

‘In relation to that gift, I declare that a general charitable intent applies. A receipt signed by a person authorised by Rural Doctors Foundation shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors, and my Executors are not obliged to see or enquire into the application of the subject matter of the gift made by me.’

Let Rural Doctors Foundation know about your Gift in Will

If you’ve decided to leave a Gift in your Will to Rural Doctors Foundation, please let us know. That’s because it’s always lovely to be able to personally thank those who will give so generously to future generations. At all times, we will treat your legacy with dignity and respect. Also, if you are okay with it, we would love to honour your final act of generosity publicly. However, if you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know and we will respect your privacy.

We thank you for thinking of us and the rural and remote people we serve, after you’re gone.

Would you like to honour a loved one who has passed?

Donate or fundraise for rural health in their memory and help their legacy live on.





Rural Doctors Foundation ABN: 25 603 089 881 is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office.