How to leave a bequest

How to leave a bequest

Including NeuRA in your Will is simple

You can either include the bequest when you prepare your Will or add a CODICIL to your existing Will.

To ensure your wishes are legally biding, we recommend you seek the advice of a solicitor.

Types of bequests

  1. You can leave a percentage of your estate
  2. After meeting all your personal commitments, you can choose to leave NeuRA the balance or residue of your estate
  3. If you wish to support research in a particular area, or give for a particular purpose like a commemorative scholarship or endowment, please discuss this with us.
  4. You may wish to leave certain assets such as shares

Suggested wording for your will:
“I give to the Neuroscience Research Australia Foundation (ABN 57 008 429 961):

  1. The residue of my estate; or
  2. […] percent of my whole estate; or
  3. […] percent of the residue of my estate; or
  4. The sum of $ ….  to be used for its general purposes including research into diseases and conditions of the brain and nervous system, which I direct to be paid free of all debts, expenses and duties of whatever kind.

The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or authorised officer for the time being of the Neuroscience Research Australia Foundation is an absolute discharge to my Executors.”

Should you wish to direct your gift to a specific area of our research, such as Parkinson’s, dementia or schizophrenia, you would add a sentence to that effect in the first paragraph.
“I express the wish that the gift be applied for research into [disease] and other associated disorders.”

To discuss in confidence, this important decision please contact NeuRA Gifts in Wills Manager, Stephanie Grove on 1300 888 019 or email