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Wills & Legacies

By leaving a gift in your Will to Australian Heart Research, you’ll support our mission to improve treatment and stop heart disease from taking the people we love. Ensure your legacy lives on and makes a profound impact for generations to come.


Every day, thousands of Australians are fighting heart disease.

You can give hope!

After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift in your Will to Australian Heart Research. A gift of as little as 1% of your estate can make a big difference to heart research and patient care in hospitals. For many of our supporters, leaving a gift in their Will is an opportunity to give a significant contribution to a cause they are passionate about, leaving a legacy that lasts beyond their lifetime.

To find out more, simply complete the contact from below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

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How will your gift be used?

Where your gift will be directed is completely up to you! You may wish to:

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Nominate a specific area of research that is important to you and your family

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Sponsor a specific piece of equipment, research fellowship or student scholarship

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Support patient care services at a particular hospital that is close to your heart

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Leave it with us to direct it to the area of greatest need

Types of gifts you can leave in your will

  • Percentage – allocate a nominated percentage of your estate
  • Residual – a nominated amount or percentage of what remains of your estate after family and friends have been provided for
  • Amount – a nominated amount for a specific gift
  • Assets – any items that you own, property, cars, shares, jewellery, paintings etc.
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Leave a living legacy

Providing a gift while you are still alive is another meaningful way to make a difference to Australian Heart Research and patient care. For some people, they choose to do this by making a donation in honour of a loved one who sadly lost their heart disease battle, or by leaving a Living Legacy.

Leaving a Living Legacy means you can see first-hand the heart research advances you are helping to make possible.

If you choose to leave a Living Legacy, we will connect you with cardiologists and researchers advancing lifesaving heart research and patient care right now. Your gift will help them overcome some of the toughest challenges facing heart disease battlers and survivors, and their families in the future.

By making your gift in this way, there may also be a tax benefit for you. It is important to discuss this with your financial advisor or accountant.


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Make or amend your Will or ask a question

To learn more about leaving a Living Legacy or gift in your Will to Australian Heart Research, please contact our friendly Supporter Engagement Team.

We would love to support you with Will preparation and wording, or discuss how you would like to direct your gift.