Probate Information Kits

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. The Law Society of Tasmania can assist you to find a lawyer with expertise in probate in your local area.

Updated: 29/10/2019