Victoria Probate Applications

Key information about filing for probate in Victoria.

Can the application be submitted by post?

No. Applications in Victoria 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 30 September 2018) where the gross value of the estate is:

Less than $500,000 - the filing fee is $60.70

Between $500,000 and $1,000,000 - the filing fee is $325.10

Between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 - the filing fee is $606.90

Between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 - the filing fee is $1,329.40

Greater than $3,000,000 - the filing fee is $2,051.90

 Approximate time to the issue of the grant of probate:

4 weeks from receipt of the application for straightforward grants of probate. More complicated 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. You are not required to place a legal notice in a newspaper. The cost of the ad is $46.20.

Are you required to submit an inventory of assets and liabilities?
Yes. A estimate of the value of the assets 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 Victoria
Office of the Registrar of Probates
Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone (03) 9603 9296


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