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Protected Forever – Leaving a Bequest

How your bequest helps

When you leave a gift in your will to the National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. (NPAQ), you’re leaving a legacy for the future. By helping protect our spectacular and unique wildlife and landscapes, you’re conserving nature’s beauty and diversity. You gift will be used to continue the work the Association does in safeguarding Queensland’s national parks for all time. The Association, on behalf of all those who appreciate Queensland’s national parks, is grateful for the support of those who generously leave NPAQ a bequest. After you take care of family and friends, please consider a gift to NPAQ to help us protect the special places you love, for your loved ones to enjoy forever.

Click here for more information about making a bequest to NPAQ, or contact our office (07) 3367 0878 for a copy.


Making a will is important

Making a will ensures your wishes are honoured. It is important for every person over the age of 18 to have an up-to-date and accurate will. Creating a new will ensures that the things you care most about are taken care of after your passing.

The National Parks Association of Queensland strongly advises that you consult a professional legal advisor when preparing your will, to ensure it complies with legal requirements and that your wishes are fulfilled.

If you decide to leave a bequest to NPAQ, a clause should be inserted into your will. We recommend the following wording:

 “I give [insert description of gift – for example “25% of my estate”] to the National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. (ABN 60 206 792 095) to be used for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer of the Association shall be a complete discharge to my trustee.”

When naming NPAQ as a beneficiary, be sure to use our full legal name: National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. and include our registered Australian Business Number (ABN): 60 206 792 095.

Your choice of gift

A bequest does not have to be a large amount of money. Financial gifts of any size can make a significant difference to our work. There are many ways you can tailor a bequest to suit your personal preferences and circumstances. The most usual types of bequest are:

  • Percentage or nominated portion of estate: Your estate can be divided amongst a number of people and/or organisations.

  • Residual bequest: You can provide for your family and friends first and leave what is left (the residue) to NPAQ.

  • Property: NPAQ can receive all forms of property, including shares, and can be the sole beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

  • Trust: Establishing a trust in your will allows a spouse or nominated person to use your property and receive any income derived from your estate during their lifetime. The capital can then be passed on to NPAQ.

  • Cash sum: A specific cash sum is a common form of bequest.

Please let us know of your intention to leave a bequest.

By informing us of your intention to leave a gift to NPAQ in your will, we can honour and thank you in your lifetime, and share with you how your gift will make a difference.

More information

If you would like to discuss leaving a gift to NPAQ in your will, or to request a copy of our brochure, please contact Samantha Dickson at our offices on (07) 3367 0878 or admin@npaq.org.au

Major Bequests

  • 2023 Ruth Read

  • 2023 Ailsa Rutherford

  • 2021 Ruth Crosson

  • 2018 Norman Traves

  • 2016 Susan Mary (Molly) Blake

  • 2009 James Cuthbertson

  • 2009 Frederic Kemp

  • 1993 Marianne Florence Murray

  • 1992 Caroline Pender