New South Wales Probate Applications

Key information about filing for probate in New South Wales.

Can the application be submitted by post?

YES. you can also attend the probate registry and have the Registrar or Deputy Registrar act as your witness.

Probate filing fees (as at 1 July 2021):
The probate filing fee depends on the gross value of the assets in the estate of the deceased:

Gross value less than $100,000 - probate filing fee = Nil

Gross value $100,000 - $250,000 - probate filing fee = $778.00

Gross value $250,000 - $500,000 - probate filing fee = $1,056.00

Gross value $500,000 - $1,000,000 - probate filing fee = $1,620.00

Gross value $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 - probate filing fee = $2,158.00

Gross value $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 - probate filing fee = $3,597.00

Gross value more than $5,000,000 - probate filing fee = $5,996.00

Approximate time to the issue of the grant of probate:
15 days 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 through the NSW Online Registry:

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. The cost of the ad is $48.00.

Do you have to file the application in person at the registry?

No, applications may be submitted by post.

Probate Registry address:
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Probate Division
Queen’s Square, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone (02) 9230 8111 or 1300 679 272


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