Gifting and Australian laws related to donations to charities are state-specific. It is important that you consult a solicitor before making a bequest to ensure you receive guidance that enables your wishes to be fulfilled correctly.
The National Trust is a national organisation, with operations specific to each state and territory across Australia. In each state, the National Trust has a specific Australian Business Number and it is important to use the correct wording to ensure your donation is received correctly.
The following general wording can be used as the basis for a gift to the National Trust in your Will.
“I give to the National Trust of Australia (WA) ABN 83 697 381 616 (insert the details of your gift)
and I direct that the receipt of the CEO of the National Trust of Australia (WA) will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee.”