Make a bequest
Leaving a bequest is a practical way to support Museums Victoria. Past bequests have allowed Museum Victoria to expand our natural sciences and history and technology collections.
Your bequest could help fund education programs, scientific research and the preservation and exhibition of precious items in the State Collection.
A gift in your will is a lasting tribute that will assist us to deliver on our mission to build our communities' understanding of our history, society and the environment.
How to leave a bequest to Museums Victoria
Making a bequest is a very personal act. You can choose to leave your bequest to Museums Victoria for general use, or you can direct your bequest to a more specific need. If you wish to discuss leaving a gift for a specific purpose or activity at Museums Victoria, please contact us (details below).
Bequests of any size will contribute to Museums Victoria’s future work and will be gratefully received.
Museums Victoria recommends that you speak to a solicitor 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 Museum 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.
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.
If you wish to donate objects to Museums Victoria, please see our page on donating items.
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.