Join the Wave of the Future today!

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.

My Beach

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 aren’t between the flags.

To request further information, please contact the SLSWA Fundraising and Philanthropy Supervisor, Ellaine Hislop, by email or phone 08 9207 6666.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I leave a gift to Surf Life Saving WA in my Will?

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.

Should I let you know I’ve left SLSWA a gift in my Will?

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 SLSWA Fundraising and Philanthropy Supervisor, Ellaine Hislop, to share your information in the strictest of confidence.

What will happen after I advise SLSWA I’ve left a gift in my Will?

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.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

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.

What details do I need to include a gift in my Will?

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

What words should I use to include a gift to SLSWA in my Will?

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.