Probate kit (ACT)

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Probate kit (ACT)


If you have been named as an Executor of a someone's Will and that person passes away, then you may have to obtain a Grant of Probate before you can deal with their assets. Use this kit to get everything you need to complete and submit an application for probate to the Supreme Court.

What's included?
✔︎ Supreme Court Probate forms
✔︎ Easy to complete templates
✔︎ Step-by-step instructions
✔︎ Specific wording for common issues
✔︎ Simple explanation of the law
✔︎ Completed Sample


What's in this DIY Kit?

Probate kit - Word templates - easy to edit, simple to complete fields
All the accepted Supreme Court forms that you need to apply for probate of a Will in the Australian Capital Territory. Includes the specific wording required for dealing with common issues. 

Step-by-Step Instruction Guide - PDF Booklet 
Simple to follow, with step-by-step instructions for handling probate. Includes completed probate application example. 

What issues are covered?

The information guide contained in the kit covers some of the following issues:

  • When all the Executors to the Will are not applying
  • Multiple Executors/reserving leave to apply
  • Explaining different names or changes to addresses
  • Issues with the Will
  • Issues with Executors (including wording)
  • When the deceased married or divorced after making the Will.  


  1. Download and save to your computer
  2. Complete the documents following the instructions
  3. Print and sign
  4. Submit to the Court. 



Yes. You must publish a legal notice in a newspaper, the Canberra Times. Our kit includes the wording required for the notice. You must wait 14 days after the notice appears in the newspaper before submitting your application to the court.

Is an Inventory of Assets and Liabilities required?. . .

Yes. An estimate of the value of the deceased's assets and liabilities will be required to be submitted to the court (our kit includes the Inventory template). An estimate of the value is only needed and formal valuations are not required.

Can I lodge my application by post?. . .

Yes. In the Australian Capital Territory, probate applications can be lodged by post. You can also lodge applications in person at the same time you perform a search of the Court records.

How much is it to file for probate?. . .

The probate filing fees (as at July 2016) are:

Nil for estates with a gross value below $50,000 $850.00 for estates with a gross value between $50,000-$250,000 $1,074.00 for estates with a gross value between $250,000-$500,000 $1,623.00 for estates with a gross value between $500,000-$1,000,000 $2,159.00 for estates with a gross value above $1,000,000.


Online Probate Application

Complete your application for probate online now