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Legacy cares for the families of Australian Defence Force men and women who have lost their lives or their health as a result of their service.

We provide relief for financial hardship, assist with children’s education as well as combat social exclusion of isolated family members.

Founded in 1923, Legacy is an iconic Australian charity run almost entirely by volunteers.

Our impact

Legatee L


Dedicated Legatees
working every day.

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Active clubs across Australia
and 1 in London.

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Years of service to
our cause.



Veterans’ families currently
receiving support.

Need help with your donation?

Donation FAQs

Donated funds are used in a variety of ways to support the unique needs of the families Legacy assists. This includes things like providing child care assistance to a widow so she can continue to go to work, help with school fees or social activities like gymnastics classes for a Junior Legatee, or provide meals for kids at Legacy Youth Camps held annually around the country.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

You will automatically receive a receipt after your donation, sent to the email address provided.

If you have not received a receipt after 30 minutes, please contact Legacy Australia (02) 8333 0600 or email [email protected].

If you would like to cancel a recurring donation, please contact (02) 8333 0600.

Depending on the timeframe of your recurring donation (weekly, fortnightly, monthly), receipts are automatically sent when the funds are deducted from your account.

If funds have been deducted from your account but you have not received a receipt, please call (02) 8333 0600.

You can purchase Legacy merchandise, like bears and pens, at www.legacyshop.com.au. If you’d like to donate over the phone, please contact (02) 8333 0600 or your local Legacy Club.

If you have any questions about donating or issues with donating, please contact Legacy Australia on (02) 8333 0600 or email [email protected].

Donated funds are allocated via postcode – whether that be from a direct donation, or when buying merchandise on the Legacy Shop. This is to ensure that your funds will benefit those veterans’ families in your local Clubs’ care.

You can also choose whether you would like to donate to a specific Legacy Club that is not in your postcode region, or you can donate to Legacy Australia to benefit all Clubs nationally.