South Australia Probate Applications

Key information about filing for probate in South Australia.

Can the application be submitted by post?

No. Applications in South Australia require the applicants to attend the Probate Registry in person at Adelaide.

The Registry is open to the public for submission or personal applications between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm weekdays. the Registrar or Deputy Registrar will examine your application. If it is acceptable, they will ask the executors to sign If they require changes, they will ask you to change the application and re-visit the Registry for signing.

Probate filing fees (as at 1 July 2018):

The probate filing fee depends on the gross value of the assets in the estate of the deceased:

Gross value less than $200,000 - probate filing fee = $797.00

Gross value $200,000 - $500,000 - probate filing fee = $1,594.00

Gross value $500,000 - $1,000,000 - probate filing fee = $2,125.00

Gross value greater than $1,000,000 - probate filing fee = $3,187.00

Approximate time to the issue of the grant of probate:

6 weeks from signing the application for straightforward grants of probate. More complicated cases may take longer.

Is a legal notice required to be published?

Are you required to submit an inventory of assets and liabilities?
Yes. A detailed statement 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 South Australia
The Registrar of Probates
1 Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone (08) 
8204 2444


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