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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 gift, please contact our Gifts in Wills Administrator, Ameera Naji, to discuss

Ameera Naji
Gifts in Wills Administrator
02 9782 4435


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: the most effective way to support the animals is by leaving RSPCA the whole, or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones.

Percentage: a percentage of your total estate, allowing your gift to maximise as your estate matures.

Specific: a fixed sum of money or assets, including property, investments or shares.


Does your client have pets?

Pets are cherished family members, and it’s important to safeguard their future. Having a plan in place provides great peace of mind and secures the future wellbeing of a pet should its owner pass away. Family and friends are always the best option, but for some, that option isn’t available and that’s where RSPCA NSW can help. The Home Ever After (HEA) program is a trusted, tailor-made future care plan for beloved pets, should they ever need it.

If your client has pets, please let them know about this program. More information can be found here.

There is no charge during your client’s lifetime, this program is free for those animal lovers who kindly leave a gift in their Will to RSPCA NSW to help continue this and other life-saving programs. Our Home Ever After Team Coordinators can be contacted direct on 02 9782 4419 or hea@rspcansw.org.au