Probate kit (QLD)

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Probate kit (QLD)


If you have been named as an Executor in 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?
✔︎  Probate application forms (Word)
✔︎  Wording for issues with Executors
✔︎  Easy to edit and complete
✔︎  Step-by-step instructions (PDF)
✔︎  Sample probate application
✔︎  Simple explanation of the law
✔︎  Template letters to place advertisements



This DIY probate kit includes all the Supreme court accepted and easy to edit forms required to obtain a grant of probate in Queensland.  

Probate kit - Word templates - easy to edit, simple to complete fields
All the accepted Supreme Court forms that you need for a simple application for probate in Queensland. Includes particular wording for common issues, such as issues with Executors and with names. 

Step-by-Step Instruction Guide - PDF Booklet - simple to follow, with completed application example. 

Also included:

  • Template letter to Courier Mail
  • Template letter to QLD Law reporter
  • Template letter to Public Trustee
  • Death certificate application form. 


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
  • 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. 


Common Questions

Yes. You must publish a legal notice in a newspaper published where the deceased last lived. 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. Then, you must send a copy of this advertisement to the Public Trustee.

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

No. In Queensland, an inventory of the assets and liabilities of the deceased is not required.

Can I lodge my application by post?. . .

Yes. In Queensland, probate applications can be lodged by post. You can also lodge applications in person.

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

The probate filing fee (as at July 2016) is $637.40. This is subject to change and you should check with the Court before sending payment.


Online Probate Application 

Complete your application for probate online now