Gifts in Wills

For 160 years, RIDBC’s dedicated teachers, specialists and researchers have been providing life changing services and educational programs for children and adults with a hearing loss or vision impairment.

Vicky O’Rourke, RIDBC Consultant, with Lucy, using musical instruments with sound interaction to engage her interest and help Lucy learn.

Why your gift matters

Your gift will help ensure RIDBC can continue to invest resources so future generations can overcome the challenges of deafness and blindness. 

Today, modern technology is making a real difference in the lives of children with a disability. The cochlear implant has provided quality hearing to children born with a significant hearing loss enabling speech and language outcomes previously thought impossible. Vision loss technology is also playing a major role enabling print, text to speech and braille.

Being named as a beneficiary in people’s wills forms a significant part of our income and helps us plan and ensure that a whole new generation of children who are deaf or blind can access the educational opportunities necessary to reach their full potential.

To donate in memoriam on behalf of a loved one, click here

For more information or to ask us any questions about leaving a gift in your will, please feel free to contact our RIDBC Bequest Executive on 1800 043 411 or (02) 9872 0325 or email

We always recommend that you ask your solicitor about the best way to word your will correctly.

Naturally, you will want to take care of your family and loved ones first. After providing for your family and friends, you may be wondering how you can to support RIDBC with a gift in your will.

Your gift can take the form of:

  • A percentage of the estate
  • The residue of the estate
  • A specific amount of money
  • A life insurance or superannuation policy
  • Assets such as shares, property, works of art or jewellery
  • An investment in perpetuity.

If you are able to help RIDBC through a donation in your will, you may wish to consult your solicitor, trustee company or the public trustee regarding the wording.

General bequest wording

I give to the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children of 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, NSW 2151 the whole (or insert percentage) of the residue of my estate. I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of RIDBC is a complete discharge of this bequest.

Specific bequest wording

I give to the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children of 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks NSW 2151 the sum of (insert amount)* free of any duty or other statutory charge for general purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of RIDBC is a complete discharge of this bequest.

* an alternative is to specify a particular asset or item

An alternative bequest wording

As many years may have passed between the making of your will and its operation, you may wish to consider RIDBC as the beneficiary in the event that a named beneficiary in the will is unable to accept your bequest.

RIDBC is a registered company under corporate law, section 148 (1) , ABN 53 443 272 865.

RIDBC is registered under the provisions of Charitable Fundraising Act (NSW) CFN 10295.

RIDBC is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 as a public benevolent institution.

RIDBC is a Registered Business – V6468503. View our ACNC registration.

Solicitors’ information

If you are a solicitor with a client wishing to leave a bequest to RIDBC, please pass on our sincerest gratitude to your clients who are inspired to leave a powerful and lasting legacy to future generations.

At the discretion of your client, we would appreciate being advised of their intention so that we can acknowledge them appropriately and invite them to join our ‘Hunter Baillie Circle’. The Hunter Baillie Circle is our way of thanking those who have remembered RIDBC in their will. Throughout the year we provide updates about RIDBC and we hold an annual lunch to honour the kindness of its members. However, please be assured that RIDBC respects the wishes of all its benefactors and is happy to acknowledge that the Hunter Baillie Circle may not necessarily suit your client’s wishes.

To download a guide with suggested wording on how to leave a gift in your will, click here.

Our Gifts in Wills information booklet also contains our suggested wording and more information on how to include a gift in your client’s will. This is information that you can pass on to your client which includes questions and answers to some of the queries your clients may have.

Click here to download our Gift in Wills booklet 

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children is unique in that it is an incorporated association constituted by a NSW Act of Parliament and has an ABN but not an ACN. For more information, please go to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website and under “Find a charity”  all RIDBC’s details can be searched using our ABN (53 443 272 865) or full name (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children).

Please note that while the website shows RIDBC operating in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD and Northern Territory, through RIDBC Teleschool we provide services to children in all states and territories.