Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I include a gift to family and friends as well as a charity?
  2. I would like to include a gift in my Will to Cancer Council WA. What information does my Will need to contain?
  3. Will I be able to specify how my gift will be used?
  4. Is there a minimum value to include as a gift in my Will?
  5. How do I know that Cancer Council WA will manage and apply my gift in the most effective way?
  6. Should I seek legal advice when writing my Will?
  7. Is Cancer Council WA legally recognised as a Deductible Gift Recipient?
  8. Do I need to tell Cancer Council WA if I have included a gift in my Will?
  9. Do I have to be of a certain age to include a gift in my Will?
  10. How can I find out more about including a gift in my Will to Cancer Council WA?

1. Can I include a gift to family and friends as well as a charity?

Definitely. In fact we encourage you to think about your family and friends first and then consider charitable gifts once your loved ones have been taken care of.

2. I would like to include a gift in my Will to Cancer Council WA. What information does my Will need to contain?

It is important to include is the full, legal name of Cancer Council WA, our registered address and registered ABN as stated below:

Cancer Council Western Australia (Inc)
420 Bagot Road
Subiaco WA 6065

ABN: 15 190 821 561

You may also like to consider our suggested clauses and speak to your solicitor about including a clause detailing your wishes.

3. Will I be able to specify how my gift will be used?

Yes. Our Donor Relations & Estates team can assist you in your decision to direct your gift to our supportive care services, our cancer research program or our education and prevention programs or you can choose to gift to the area of greatest need at that time.  

4. Is there a minimum value to include as a gift in my Will?

No. There is no minimum amount expected as every gift makes a difference. Every dollar will help to support Cancer Council WA's mission of reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in our community.

5. How do I know that Cancer Council WA will manage and apply my gift in the most effective way?

We are committed to financial and operational transparency. Anyone can access our Annual Reviews and Financial Statements.

In addition to adhering to Cancer Council WA's corporate values, our finance team are bound by the professional and ethical values prescribed by their professional accounting designations.

On a quarterly basis Cancer Council WA's Finance Committee, a sub-committee of the Cancer Council WA Board consisting of specifically qualified business and finance professionals, reviews Cancer Council WA's interim financial statements.

Annually an independent Auditor is charged with conducting a comprehensive financial audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. These audits form a part of our Annual Financial Statement. You can take comfort that each year the Auditor has reported Cancer Council WA's financial statements are free from material misstatement and that they fairly represent the financial position of Cancer Council WA.

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6. Should I seek legal advice when writing my Will?

We strongly recommend seeking legal advice when writing or amending your Will. The clauses suggested on this website are suggestions only and should be tailored to each person's individual situation. A solicitor or legal representative would be able to advise on this.

7. Is Cancer Council WA legally recognised as a Deductible Gift Recipient?

Yes. A Deductible Gift Recipient is an organisation that can accept donations and gifts in Wills from the public.

8. Do I need to tell Cancer Council WA if I have included a gift in my Will?

It is your choice as to whether you inform us that we have been included in your Will. If you do let us know, you will be eligible to join our Clive Deverall Society.

9. Do I have to be of a certain age to include a gift in my Will?

Under Section 7 of the Wills Act WA, any Will written by a person under the age of 18 is invalid. If you do not qualify due to age, we thank you for your interest and welcome you to contact us about other ways you can get involved with Cancer Council WA's activities.

10. How can I find out more about including a gift in my Will to Cancer Council WA?

You can download our simple guide to including a gift in your Will (PDF, 3.3MB) for more information.

For any other questions or for a confidential discussion, please contact our Donor Relations and Estates team on (08) 9212 4391 or email donorrelations@cancerwa.asn.au.

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