The RFDS in SA/NT

Leave a Bequest

Leave a gift in your Will to help the Flying Doctor save lives

"I would strongly encourage those considering leaving a bequest to the RFDS to do so. I have because I want to help the life-saving work of the RFDS continue into the future. For those who live or travel in remote and isolated areas, access to first class health care can make a world of difference to them and their families." – Belinda Rogerson, bequestor and long time supporter.

Graphic: Medical evacuation

What your legacy will achieve

Funding is always needed to bridge shortfalls in operational funding for our emergency aeromedical flights and primary health care services, to purchase new aeromedical aircraft and medical equipment, and to upgrade operational facilities. Your enduring legacy will help to keep the Flying Doctor flying, and delivering the finest care, throughout regional, rural and remote South Australia and Central Australia.

How to specify your bequest

When including RFDS Central Operations (serving SA/NT) in your will, please refer to RFDS Central Operations as follows:

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations, 1 Tower Road, Adelaide Airport, SA 5095, ABN 81 108 409 735.

Suggested Wording

We recommend you seek advice from a solicitor to ensure that the wording of your Will reflects your exact wishes.

It is important to remember to review your Will regularly, particularly when life circumstances change. There are several ways of leaving a bequest, dependent on what is best for you and your family. Below is some suggested wording for three of the most common ways to include the RFDS in your Will:

1. A specific bequest which may be money, property, stocks, shares, or insurance. "I give, free of all duties and taxes, the amount of $ or my units/shares in Trust/Ltd, or my real property situated at [insert title reference] having the title reference to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations, 1 Tower Road, Adelaide Airport, SA 5095, ABN 81 108 409 735. The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations is an absolute discharge to my executor."

2. A residual gift is where you can nominate to leave part or all of what is left of your estate, after provisions have been made for family and friends."I give, free of all duties and taxes, the residue of my estate (or % of the residue of my estate), to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations, 1 Tower Road, Adelaide Airport, SA 5095, ABN 81 108 409 735. The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations is an absolute discharge to my executor."

3. A percentage bequest is where you can nominate to leave a specified percentage of your total estate. "I give, free of all duties and taxes, % of my estate to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations, 1 Tower Road, Adelaide Airport, SA 5095, ABN 81 108 409 735. The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations is an absolute discharge to my executor."

For further information on leaving a bequest to RFDS Central Operations or to request our special RFDS bequest information booklet, A Will to Save Lives, please contact Ross Curtis, Donor Relations Specialist, on (08) 8238 3333 or ross.curtis@flyingdoctor.net