Probate kit (NSW)

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Probate kit (NSW)


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:
✔︎ Easy to complete Probate forms
✔︎ Wording for advertisement
✔︎ Specific wording for common issues
✔︎ Step-by-step instructions
✔︎ Completed Sample Application
✔︎ Simple explanation of the law


What's in this DIY Kit?

This kit includes all the Supreme Court forms that you need get Probate, including specific wording to cover common issues:

Probate application kit - Word templates - easy to edit and complete
All the accepted Supreme Court forms that you need to apply for probate of a Will in New South Wales. Includes the wording that you need for the advertisement and issues with the application.

Instruction Booklet - PDF - simple to follow instructions and completed sample. 


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 applying/reserving leave to apply
  • Explaining different names or changes to addresses
  • Issues with Executors
  • Issues with the Will
  • 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 online. Our kit includes the wording required for the notice. You must wait 14 days after the notice appears before submitting your application to the court.

Is an Inventory of assets and liabilities required?. . .

Yes. You must list all assets and liabilities of the deceased (inventory included with this kit).

Can I lodge my application by post?. . .

Yes. In New South Wales, postal applications are accepted. Simply address a letter to the Supreme Court enclosing the signed application and copies, together with the original Will. It's a good idea to send by registered or express post so there is a record of your application being sent.

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

The current Supreme Court filing fees (as at March 2017) are: Probate (less than $100,000) $0.00
Probate ($100,000 or more, but less than $250,000) $718.00
Probate ($250,000 or more, but less than $500,000) $974.00
Probate ($500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000) $1,493.00
Probate ($1,000,000 but less than $2,000,000.00) $1,990.00
Probate ($2,000,000 or more but less than $5,000,000.00) $3,316.00 Probate ($5,000,000 or more) $5,528.00


Online Probate application

Complete an application for probate online in just minutes