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Your legacy will help save lives and preserve our West Aussie lifestyle for future generations

In 1909 volunteer surf lifesavers started patrolling WA beaches – risking their own lives to save others. Since then, generous people like you in our community have supported this vital volunteer work to ensure our iconic lifesavers can continue to save lives on WA beaches.

By leaving a gift to Surf Life Saving WA in your Will, you’ll not only be saving lives in the future but protecting our West Aussie lifestyle.

Join the Wave of the Future today!Your legacy will help save lives and preserve our West Aussie lifestyle for future generations.

You will make a difference

Past generations have had the luxury of enjoying safety at our stunning WA beaches. The memory of the hot sand as you trekked over the dunes. Looking forward to relaxing as you placed your towel down at the perfect spot. Dipping into the waves to cool down. Then the sense of safety when you looked over to the lifesavers on watch between the red and yellow flags.

With a gift in your Will, your legacy will be to the mums, dads, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons of the future. They’ll be able to make their own memories in safety on our magnificent WA beaches because of you.

Men and women, young and old – surf lifesavers volunteer on our beaches to keep you safe. Because of you, no-one will have to know what would happen if they weren’t between the flags.

Jarod is making a difference

As a member of the SLSWA Board, Jarod Stone knows first-hand the incredible impact Gifts in Wills have on the future of life saving in Western Australia.

“Given my knowledge of SLSWA, I see how important Gifts in Wills are and how effectively funds from those gifts are utilised. They allow us to look at a horizon much further ahead – the long-term benefits to Surf Life Saving and the community are enormous.”

As Jarod had seen firsthand the benefits of Gifts in Wills, he knew that he could make an impact too.

“It was time for a review of our wills – and it really was the right time and right place kind of situation. I know that my family will be well taken care of if anything should happen to my wife or I. I’d seen the impact a bequest of any size can have on a community I care about, so while reviewing our wills we chose to include a gift to SLSWA – it was incredibly easy to do.”  

Surf Life Saving has been part of the WA community for more than 100 years, and we want to make sure that we’ll be here for the next 100 and beyond. Thanks to the generosity of people like Jarod, our iconic volunteer surf lifesavers will continue to keep our beaches safe for generations to come.

Join the Wave of the Future today!Your legacy will help save lives and preserve our West Aussie lifestyle for future generations.

Write your Will with Safewill

Safewill is Australia’s leading online Will-writing platform, allowing Australians to create their bespoke Will in less than 20 minutes online.

After you have taken care of your loved ones, you may also wish to leave a gift to Surf Life Saving WA. A gift of as little as 1% of your estate can make a serious difference to protecting West Aussies on the beach in the future.

As an incredible supporter of SLSWA, you can write your bespoke Will for 50% off. Making a Will is now easier and more affordable than ever for you.

Write your Will today and leave a legacy that will help save lives and preserve our West Aussie lifestyle for future generations.

Write your Will today

Join the Wave of the Future today!Your legacy will help save lives and preserve our West Aussie lifestyle for future generations.

Contact us

To request further information, please contact the Fundraising and Philanthropy Supervisor by email on ehislop@slswa.com.au or phone 08 9207 6677.

Save Lives in Your Will | FAQS

First and foremost, your Will ensures your loved ones are taken care of, and your decision to leave gifts are carried out. By leaving a gift to SLSWA in your Will you are choosing to save lives of future generations on our stunning WA beaches.

Thank you for making one of the kindest and most important steps to ensure our iconic volunteer surf lifesavers can continue to save lives on WA beaches into the future. We would love to be able to welcome you to our Wave of the Future community, and send you updates so you can see the impact of support just like yours. Please email the Fundraising and Philanthropy Supervisor to share your information in the strictest of confidence.

Once you’ve let us know you’ve left a gift in your Will, you’ll be welcomed into the Wave of the Future community. As a valued member of this community, you will receive updates on the impact of people like you to save lives on our West Aussie beaches. You will also have the opportunity to tell us personally how you wish your gift to be recognised.

After taking care of your family and loved ones, you may be considering including a gift in your Will to your chosen charitable organisation.

We suggest that you seek advice from a lawyer when drafting your Will. The wording is very important, and your lawyer can advise you about the different types of gifts and what is best for your circumstances.

You can also use the services of Safewill, Australia’s leading online will-writing platform, to create your Will and they will help you leave a gift in your Will if that is your wish.

To provide a gift to SLSWA in your Will, you may need the following details:

  • Legal Name: Surf Life Saving Western Australia Incorporated
  • Address: 7 Delawney Street, Balcatta WA 6021
  • ABN: 38 926 034 500

We suggest that you seek advice from a lawyer when drafting your Will. The following suggested clauses are for guidance only, are not legal advice, and may be changed to suit your individual needs.

  • Residual Bequest

After making provision for your family and loved ones, you can choose to give all or a percentage of the balance of your estate to Surf Life Saving Western Australia.

Sample wording:

I give all (or percentage) of the residue of my estate to Surf Life Saving Western Australia Incorporated (ABN: 38 926 034 500) for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of SLSWA shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors or trustees.

  • Specific Bequest

You may wish to gift a specific sum of money, or an asset to Surf Life Saving Western Australia in your Will.

Sample wording:

I give (sum of $ / description of asset) to Surf Life Saving Western Australia Incorporated (ABN: 38 926 034 500) for its general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of SLSWA shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors or trustees.

  • A Bequest to a specific Surf Life Saving Club

While your gift to Surf Life Saving Western Australia will assist our wider West Australian community, you may have a specific Surf Life Saving Club you would like a gift in your Will to be directed to. Surf Life Saving Western Australia will distribute 100% of your gift to the club of your choice.

Sample wording:

I give (sum of $ / percentage of residue / description of asset) to Surf Life Saving Western Australia Incorporated (ABN: 38 926 034 500) specifically for ________ Surf Life Saving Club. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of Surf Life Saving Western Australia shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors or trustees.