For executors and solicitors

Making a Will

Thank you for helping to make a Will that includes a gift to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Our Will wording is below, or we can send it to you in an email.

“I give [(a) my whole estate; or (b) the residue (or percentage of the residue) of my estate; or (c) $(amount); or (d) a specific item] to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ABN 21 006 566 972 of 50 Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052 for its general purposes. The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of a beneficiary under this provision is a sufficient discharge to my executors/trustees in respect of a gift to that beneficiary and I declare that my executors/trustees shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift.”

If your client would like their gift to be used for a specific type of research we ask that they please contact us first to make sure that their wishes can be carried out.

We are extremely grateful to those people who remember us in their Wills and would love the chance to thank them and keep them connected to the life-changing work that their gift will make possible. Please pass on our sincere thanks and an email address to contact us at:  Ariane.whitehouse@mcri.edu.au.


Administering a Will

Thank you for making sure that someone’s last wishes are carried out. We hope you’ll find the answers you need below, but please contact our Will Giving Adviser, Ariane Whitehouse if you need more information.

It is good to notify us if MCRI is the beneficiary of an estate as soon as possible. Please send the following:

  • A note including the title, full name, and last address of the deceased. Please also include the executor’s name and contact details.
  • A copy of the final Will and any codicils
  • A statement of estate accounts

When you’re ready you can post a cheque made payable to the “Murdoch Children’s Research Institute” to:

Ariane Whitehouse
Will Giving Advisor
Engagement and Philanthropy Team
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Royal Children’s Hospital
50 Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052

If you want to make a payment by any other means, please contact our Will Giving Adviser Ariane Whitehouse on 03 9936 6390 or at Ariane.whitehouse@mcri.edu.au