We understand what a significant decision leaving a bequest (a donation or gift of any size in your will) to DVassist is, and we sincerely appreciate you considering making this kind gesture of support. Leaving a bequest to us is a statement to your commitment to end domestic violence in regional, rural and remote areas of Western Australia.

How will your gift help?

All funds, property and items of value that are donated to DVassist are committed to bringing an end to family domestic violence in regional, rural and remote areas of WA. Initially, donations will assist in expanding the online directory service, to provide a fast and efficient online tool for anyone experiencing domestic or family violence who needs to find help. What is unique about this online directory is its ability to tailor the resources available to victims of domestic and family violence, to the local area.

Once the online directory is fully functioning and we have all regional areas in WA covered, it will need ongoing maintenance.

DVassist’s next priority is the creation of a call centre to provide telephone counselling for those involved in family or domestic violence situation.  This service will offer people the opportunity to have confidential, tailored discussions with informed, qualified and helpful counsellors who are trained to help in these situations, and who are familiar with the additional challenges of living in regional, rural and remote areas.

Finally, we eventually hope to offer a live online web chat function available through our website. This third avenue of support will give even greater flexibility to those in need around how they connect with networks that can assist them in making changes to improve their family or domestic violence situation.

DVassist operates with a very small administration team to ensure that the majority of the income gathered by the organisation is dedicated to delivering real change through effective support and connection.

How to leave a bequest

We welcome any donations made to DVassist by way of bequests. If you do not have a will and wish to make one, we recommend that you obtain legal advice in this regard. If you do not have a legal representative, you may wish to contact The Public Trustee in Western Australia. If you already have a will, the usual way of amending an existing will is with a codicil – a short legal amendment to your existing will stating what you wish to give to DVassist. We recommend that you obtain legal advice to ensure any will or codicil is effective.

Information for your legal representative

The following may be of use to your solicitor in preparing your bequest:

  • Business Name: Breaking the Silence Ltd
  • Trading Name: DV Assist
  • Postal Address: PO Box 1249 Esperance WA 6450
  • Phone: (08) 6146 2518
  • Email: info@dvassist.org.au
  • Legal Entity: Company Limited by Guarantee
  • ABN: 80 392 422 300
  • ACN: 634 589 834

DVassist is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and is endorsed for Charity Tax Concessions (TCC) which includes GST concession; income tax exemption; FBT exemption. DVassist is also registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).


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