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Leave A Gift In Your Will

Leaving a bequest to Kidney Health Australia will contribute to our valuable work, and to the kidney community of Australia. By leaving a gift in your Will, you help to ensure life-changing services are available for Australians affected by kidney disease when they need them the most. This includes our mobile dialysis Big Red Kidney Bus, our Kidney Transplant Houses, and our Kids and Youth Program. Your generosity also funds ground-breaking research into new treatments for kidney disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease: the facts

Australians are unaware they live with kidney disease

of kidney function can be lost without any symptoms

cost of chronic kidney disease to the Australian economy every year

Types of gifts


This is what’s left in your estate after you’ve allocated amounts of money and specific items to your loved ones.


A predetermined sum of money, a property, shares, or any other items of value that you nominate.


Involves leaving a percentage of the total amount of your entire estate, without having to identify specific items of value.


Naming Kidney Health Australia as a beneficiary, so that we will receive ongoing support from your Will.

How to word your will

To include a gift to Kidney Health Australia in your Will, we recommended you use the Will Wording below. That way, your gift to Kidney Health Australia will be directed exactly as you had intended.

I give to The Australian Kidney Foundation (Trading as Kidney Health Australia) ABN 37 008 464 426 (here state the money or assets to be gifted or the residual estate) for its charitable purposes but if this gift cannot take effect, to the charitable organisation in Australia which my Executors consider most nearly fulfils the objects I intend to benefit.
The receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or the President for the time being of the beneficiary named in or selected by my Executors under the preceding sub-clause shall be an absolute discharge to my executors.

Write your Will with Safewill

Safewill is Australia’s leading online will-writing platform, allowing Australians to complete their bespoke Will in less than 20 minutes online. For a limited time, Safewill is providing our supporters with a 50% discount off the price of writing your Will – now just $80 including a review by a Solicitor.

After you’ve taken care of your loved ones, you may also wish to leave a gift to Kidney Health Australia. A gift of as little as 1% of your estate can make a lasting impact on kidney disease research and new treatment options.

With Safewill, you can look after the people and causes closest to your heart, with just a few clicks here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meet our donors


Kaitlyn began dialysis in 2008, aged 38 and continued home dialysis for nearly 15 years. During that time, she had her first kidney transplant, however it was short-lived. During Kaitlyn’s kidney journey, she used the Big Red Kidney Bus many times in some of Victoria’s well-known holiday spots including Anglesea, Lakes Entrance and Yarra Wonga. It also gave her the opportunity to visit places she had not previously explored.

Kaitlyn has generously decided to leave a gift in her Will to Kidney Health Australia, as she recognises the impact that vital services like the Big Red Kidney Bus can have on people living with kidney disease. “I still feel I have so many reasons to be grateful, my gift in Will ensures that so many of Kidney Health Australia’s life-saving services are available for people like me.” Read her full story here.

Teresa and Dom

Teresa and Dom have both made the decision to leave a gift in their Will to Kidney Health Australia, to give back for the gift that was given to them.

“Kidney Health Australia do an amazing job, they are always ready to help people to learn to live with kidney disease, and I want to ensure that support continues for people when they are diagnosed with kidney disease, and when they are facing a transplant.”

Read their full story here.


Speaking with other kidney patients helped Sally navigate the unknown. "Not a day goes by when I think how grateful I am to those who have supported me, and this is why I have chosen to leave a gift in my Will to Kidney Health Australia." – Sally.

Read Sally's full story here.


Rona’s son David was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) when he was 22 years old. After experiencing an unrelated complaint in his teens, his GP ordered a routine blood test, followed by a kidney health check, which revealed that his kidneys were not functioning normally. David would go onto be diagnosed with PKD.

Rona saw how useful the support her son received from Kidney Health Australia was, that she has made the significant decision to leave a gift in her Will to Kidney Health Australia. Read their full story here.


Cliff's mother was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, so when he was in his 20's, he and his siblings underwent testing too. Cliff had inherited the disease, but his diagnosis did not worry him – he was fit, healthy and young – bulletproof. His blood pressure was regulated with medication, but in his early 50’s, Cliff’s kidney function deteriorated to the extent that his doctor advised him that dialysis would be required. Cliff spent two years on dialysis until he was able to find a perfect transplant match – his close work colleague, Lisa. In October 2021, the transplant surgery went ahead and was a success. He even decided to get a personalised numberplate to celebrate – NU KDNY.

During Cliff’s kidney journey, he reached out to Kidney Health Australia, and found the resources he needed and the much-needed connection with the kidney community- as Cliff says, “Kidney Health Australia were a saving grace”. Cliff has generously decided to leave a bequest to Kidney Health Australia, to give back for the support he has received. “Please support Kidney Health Australia, as they will support you”, says Cliff. Read his full story here.

Circle of Kidney Kindness

As a confirmed bequestor, you will be invited to join our Circle of Kidney Kindness, which brings together a special group of supporters who are offering hope to the next generation. Members of the Circle of Kidney Kindness have all decided to leave a gift in their Will to Kidney Health Australia.

The Circle is inspired by the life of Dr Tim Mathew, who served as our Medical Director for 12 years. In the course of a five-decade long career, he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people with kidney disease. A kind and gentle man, he led by example, inviting everyone to join him and ‘make good things happen today’.

Dr Mathew shows the impact that just one person can have on others, and so could you through the kind act of remembering our work in your Will.

As a member of the Circle of Kidney Kindness, you will be invited to events that connect you with other members of the kidney community. We’ll share unique insights into our work and keep you up to date with specially prepared information on your impact to the kidney community.

Meet the bequest team

Roberta, Bequest Manager

[email protected] | (03) 9674 4383

Lesley, Bequest Coordinator

[email protected] | (03) 9674 4320

Melanie, Bequest Officer

[email protected] | (03) 9674 4317

Get in touch

We appreciate you considering leaving a Bequest to Kidney Health Australia. If you have any questions about remembering Kidney Health Australia in your Will, please get in touch.

Roberta Armitage, Bequest Manager

Email: [email protected]

Post: GPO Box 9993, Melbourne VIC 3001

Phone: 03 9674 4383