We hope that our supporters give serious thought to including a gift to the Brotherhood of St Laurence in their will. Including such a gift will help us continue to tackle the causes of poverty and to enable people to build better lives.

Your will is an important expression of your wishes and specifies how your estate is to be divided among those who are important to you.

It helps ensure those you leave behind are spared many of the complications of finalising your affairs.

Making a bequest does not need to be difficult, as our booklet Your Legacy: Making a bequest to the Brotherhood of St Laurence (PDF file, 2.72 MB) explains. This booklet also contains suggested wording. Please contact us if you would like a copy mailed to you.

If you have already included a gift to the Brotherhood in your will, please let us know so we can thank you personally. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.

A message from our ambassador, Dr Peter Hollingworth

I am glad to continue as a Brotherhood ambassador, encouraging friends and supporters to remember the Brotherhood in their wills. Read more »

Find out more about making a bequest

For more information about leaving a gift to the Brotherhood, or to answer any questions you may have, please contact (03) 9483 1301 or email bequest(at)

Building Better Lives together

Read the latest quarterly newsletter for our valued friends and supporters.

It features news from the Brotherhood and stories about our programs that are helping people and communities overcome disadvantage.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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