How to leave a gift in your Will

It doesn’t take long to change the world — leaving a gift to Oxfam in your Will can take as little as one hour. There are various ways to support our life-changing work tackling global poverty, by leaving a bequest in your Will.

What types of gifts can you leave in your Will?

After you have provided for your friends and family in your Will, give a percentage of the remainder of your estate — as little as 5% or 10% can make a huge difference. And this type of bequest won’t lose value over time.
Specify a percentage of your estate — any amount from 1% to 100% — that you would like Oxfam to receive. This gift will also keep its value over time.
Leave a specific amount of money, real estate or shares to Oxfam.

Already have a Will?

If you already have a Will and now wish to include a gift for Oxfam, your solicitor can help you amend the Will — all you have to do is make a “codicil”. When you visit your solicitor, take a copy of our wording with you and they can simply update your existing Will.

Wording for your Will

To include a gift to Oxfam Australia in your Will, the wording below is most effective. Please take this wording with you when you visit your solicitor.
“I give, devise and bequeath, free of all duties and taxes, *____________________________________ to Oxfam Australia (ABN 18 055 208 636) of 130-138 Leicester Street, Carlton Victoria 3053 for its general purposes. An authorised receipt from Oxfam Australia will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee without seeing to the final distribution of the funds.” * insert one of the following:
  • the whole (or …%) of the residue of my estate
  • the whole (or …%) of my estate
  • the sum of $ (amount)
  • (Details of a particular asset, such as shares or property.)

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Allen by telephone on Freecall 1800 088 100 or email
Sam Allen, Gifts in Wills Coordinator