Make a lifesaving difference to animals in need by leaving a gift in your Will.

Information for Solicitors

Suggested wording for Wills


We suggest the following wording be used in the drafting of a Will. The wording MUST specify RSPCA NSW.


I,                                                          , give and bequeath to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales, of 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, NSW, 2199 (ABN 87 000 001 641) for the use and purposes of the said Society:

  1. the residue (or  % of the residue) of my estate
  2. a    % of my estate
  3. a sum of $__________________

free of all death and estate duties. I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or a Proper Officer of the Society authorised to act on his/her behalf shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

Download suggested wording here.

Should your client be interested in supporting a particular facility, region or program with their bequest, please contact our Estate Administrator, Rebecca Crompton, to discuss.

Rebecca Crompton
Gifts in Wills Administrator
(02) 9782 4484


Types of gifts that can be left to RSPCA NSW

Leaving a gift in a Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways to support the animals of NSW. There are a number of different ways to include RSPCA NSW, depending on the circumstances.

Residual gift: The most efficient way to support RSPCA NSW animals. After family and loved ones have been provided for, the whole, or percentage, of the remainder (or residue) of an estate can be left to RSPCA NSW.

Percentage of the estate: This gift leaves a percentage of the total estate to the animals, allowing the gift to maximise as the estate matures.

Specific gift: A fixed sum of money, or assets owned, including property, cars, jewellery, investments or shares can be dedicated to the animals. RSPCA NSW can also be nominated as the beneficiary of a Superannuation Fund.


Does your client have pets?

We believe that pets are part of the family and should they survive their owners, provisions need to be made for them. If no loved ones are able to take on this responsibility, RSPCA NSW’s Home Ever After Program may be right for your clients.

Home Ever After is a free service, giving pet owners peace of mind that their pet will be cared for after they pass away. If your client registers their pet with the program, RSPCA NSW will respond as soon as we are notified of their passing, immediately collecting the pet and take him or her back to the shelter. From there, we do everything in our power to find the animal a loving, forever home as quickly as possible. As any pet owner knows, a loving home is the best possible outcome for an animal, not life in a busy shelter, and based on the information your client provides us during their lifetime, we work to find the perfect family to suit their pet’s needs, personality and disposition.

The service is free, we only ask that individuals consider leaving a gift in their Will to RSPCA NSW, helping us to continue life-saving programs.

For more information, please click here or contact our Home Ever After Coordinators to enquire about the program or to register your animal.

Lisa Gledhill
Home Ever After Coordinator (Northern NSW)
0421 489 083

Maria Natera
Home Ever After Coordinator (Southern NSW)
0466 720 351