ACT Probate Applications
Key information about filing for probate in The Australian Capital Territory.
Can the application be submitted by post?
No. Applications in the ACT require the applicants to attend the Probate Registry in person. The Registrar or Deputy Registrar will act as your witness and accept the application.
Probate filing fees (as at 1 July 2012):
The probate filing fee is:
Nil for estate s with a gross value below $50,000
$735.00 for estates with a gross value between $50,000 and $250,000
$929.00 for estates with a gross value between $250,000 and $500,000
$1,402.00 for estates with a gross value between $500,000 and $1,000,000
$1,866.00 for estates with a gross value above $1,000,000.
Approximate time to the issue of the grant of probate:
1 week from receipt of the application for straightforward grants of probate. More compliacted cases may take longer.
Is a legal notice required to be published?
Yes. A notice of your intention to apply for a grant of probate must be published on the Supreme Court website no sooner than 14 days prior to the submission of the application. You are not requird to place a legal notice in a newspaper.
Are you required to submit an inventory of assets and liabilities?
Yes. A estimate of the value of the asets and liabilities of the deceased at the time of death is required to be submitted to the Probate Registry.
Probate Registry address:
Supreme Court of The Australian Capital Territory
Registrar of Probates
Knowles Place, Canberra City, ACT 2601
Phone (02) 6267 2761