Leave a legacy of knowledge shared.

Bequests support the future of The Conversation

We understand and appreciate that the decision to leave a bequest is a very personal one. Besides family and friends, it is appropriate to remember organisations and activities that are important to you.

Including a gift to The Conversation in your Will (also known as a bequest) will ensure that your passion for evidence-based news and analysis continues to live on through The Conversation.

A gift to The Conversation may be unrestricted or designated.

  • An unrestricted bequest allows The Conversation to choose how your bequest will be applied.
  • A designated bequest enables you to choose how your bequest will be applied. You can choose to support a particular focus of the work we do such as FactChecks, Explainers, Science, Education, Environment, Arts or other editorial projects.


To ensure that your Will fulfils your intentions and that it is legally sound, it is advisable that it be drawn by a solicitor or a Trustee Company. This will ensure the wording used is appropriate for the bequest you wish to make and for your particular situation.

Here is the recommended wording for including a gift to The Conversation at the time of creating your Will, or as a codicil to your existing Will, as a basis for discussion with your solicitor.

Letting The Conversation know of your bequest

Advising The Conversation of your bequest enables us to thank you and keep you updated about our developments and achievements. It also helps The Conversation in its planning for the future.

Please advise us that you have included The Conversation in your Will by completing and returning the Bequest Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Higgins, Director of Development kate.higgins@theconversation.edu.au or phone 1300 554 350

Thank you for your consideration.