For executors & solicitors

If you are making or administrating a Will that includes a gift to MCRI we hope you will find the answers below.

If you have any further questions please contact us.

Will Writing

Thank you for helping to make a Will that includes a gift to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. The correct wording to use when including a bequest to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is:

“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. 

Key Information

  • Legal name:  Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • ABN:  21 006 566 972
  • Registered address:  50 Flemington Road, Parkville Victoria 3052
  • DGR status: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2000. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

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 us via email:  .


Estate administration

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 us if you need more information.

It is helpful to notify us if Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is the beneficiary of an estate as soon as possible. Please send the following to the address below:

  • 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 to distribute funds 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
The Royal Children’s Hospital, 50 Flemington Road
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia

If you want to make a payment by any other means, please contact our Will Giving Advisor Ariane Whitehouse on 03 9936 6390 or email us:  .


Contact us confidentially

If you or your solicitor would like more information about including a gift for MCRI please get in touch with our Will Giving Adviser, Ariane Whitehouse.

  • Call: 03 9936 6390
  • Write to: Ariane Whitehouse, Will Giving Adviser, MCRI, Royal Children’s Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052
  • Email: Please complete our confidential response form for further information or email Ariane Whitehouse directly at: