Victoria Probate Applications

Key information about filing for probate in Victoria.

Can the application be submitted by post?

No. From 1 July 2020, applications in Victoria are filed electronically. Forms must be drafted and printed, and then signed by the applicants before a JP or solicitor. Scans of the necessary documents are then uploaded to the Court Portal and some originals posted to the Probate Registry. Contact AussieLegal on 1300 728 200 for more information or visit

Probate filing fees (as at 1 July 2021) where the gross value of the estate is:

Less than $500,000 - the filing fee is $63.10

Between $500,000 and $1,000,000 - the filing fee is $338.20

Between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 - the filing fee is $631.30

Between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 - the filing fee is $1,382.80

Greater than $3,000,000 - the filing fee is $2,134.30

 Approximate time to the issue of the grant of probate:

1 to 2 weeks from uploading the signed documents to the Probate Registry portal.

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 $24.00.

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


Contact AussieLegal on 1300 728 200 or for more information about our Probate PLUS kits.