How To Make A Bequest

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It's easy to make a bequest to the Garvan Institute. You can either include the bequest when you write your Will, or simply add one as a codicil to your existing Will. In either case, you should seek professional advice from a legal adviser, to ensure your wishes are recorded in a legally binding way. 

It is also important to talk to your loved ones about your intentions, and to let them know that leaving a gift to medical research is important to you. This can help to ensure your final wishes are carried out.

The correct wording for your Will

"I give to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, ABN 62 330 391 937

a)   All of my residuary estate OR

b)   __________Percentage of my residuary estate OR

c)   The sum of $ ____________OR

d)   (list asset or assets)

To be applied for the purposes of medical research by the Institute (OR for the purpose of _____________(specify research area of your choice)). I declare that the receipt of a Director of the Institute or other authorised officer will be a sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see to the application of this gift".

Download the correct wording to use for your Will.  


More bequest information

Download your Free Bequest Booklet.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the booklet, speak to someone about leaving a gift in your Will or visit Garvan for a behind-the-scenes tour, please email or call 02 9295 8117.


The Garvan Bequests Charter

Download the Garvan Bequests Charter. 


Let us know about your bequest and become a Partner for the Future 

By letting us know that you have included Garvan in your Will, you will become one of our Partners for the Future, joining a very special group of people who have also chosen to support us in this significant way. However, we fully understand if you wish to remain anonymous and would honour such a request.

Please print our Confidential Garvan Bequest Advice Form, and send to:

Carol O'Carroll
Bequest Relationship Manager
Garvan Research Foundation
Reply Paid 68593
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(No stamp required)

Contact our Bequest Officer

Contact Carol O’Carroll, Bequest Relationship Manager at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research for a confidential discussion about your bequest.

   (02) 9295 8117