A young and an older visitor view the memorial wall in the Tribute Garden at Immigration Museum.

Leave a bequest

Leave a legacy of learning and inspiration for generations to come.

A gift in your will is a lasting tribute and act of generosity that will support Museums Victoria to continue to provide a deeper understanding of the world we live to inform and inspire visitors to act for a better future.

You may allow the Museums Victoria Foundation to apply your gift at its discretion or direct it towards a specific purpose, such as:

  • Education and public programs
  • Increasing access for community members experiencing disadvantage
  • Scientific research
  • First Peoples initiatives
  • Conserving, protecting and developing the State Collection

Bequests of any size will contribute to Museums Victoria’s future work and will be gratefully received.

How to leave a bequest to Museums Victoria

Museums Victoria recommends that you speak to a lawyer and financial advisor about bequest options.

For your convenience, we have prepared the following sample wording:

I give to the Museums Board of Victoria (trading as ‘Museums Victoria’) _______________ (a percentage or dollar amount) for the use and benefit of Museums Victoria at its absolute discretion free from all taxes and duties payable in respect of my death, my estate or the administration of my estate and I direct that the receipt of the CEO, President or other authorised officer for the time shall be an absolute discharge to my trustee for the gift.

Tax information

Donations of $2 or more to Museums Board of Victoria are tax deductible. Museums Board of Victoria ABN 63 640 679 155 is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

Donating objects

If you wish to donate objects to Museums Victoria, please see our page on donating items.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss making a donation for a specific purpose, opportunities for regular giving or leaving a bequest, we would love to hear from you.

Development Department
Museums Victoria
GPO Box 666, Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 (0) 435 412 644
[email protected]

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