Free Probate Information Kit

When a person dies leaving assets in Tasmania, somebody (usually the personal representative of that person) has to deal with the person’s estate.

Generally this will involve:

  • identifying, collecting and gathering in all the assets of the deceased;
  • paying any outstanding debts and necessary expenditure such as funeral expenses; and
  • distributing the estate to the persons entitled to it.

In order to perform these tasks a Grant may be required.

The Supreme Court of Tasmania has exclusive jurisdiction in Tasmania to make orders in relation to:

  • the validity of a Will of a deceased person;
  • appointment of an Executor or an Administrator; and
  • the administration of deceased estates.

The information kits should only be used as a guide on how to apply.  The information contained in the information kits is not intended to be legal advice.
We recommend you seek legal advice before applying for a grant. If you do not have a lawyer you can visit the Law Society of Tasmania webpage and use the ‘Find a Law Firm’ search facility under the Administration of Estates area of practice.

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Updated: 22/08/2023