How do I make a will?

This page provides a plain-English overview of the legal processes involved in planning ahead, as well as links to local information.

To get advice about your individual circumstances it is recommended that you consult with one of the agencies referred to below or a legal practitioner.

How do I make a will?

  • The legal basis and general nature of Wills is the same across Australia.
  • While you can make your own Will with a Will Kit from a newsagent or the Internet, it is recommended that you get legal advice when making a Will.
  • This is done through a private solicitor or trustee, a community legal centre or from the Australian Capital Territory Public Trustee and Guardian.
  • There will normally be some fee associated with making a Will and it is best to find out about this before you start the process.

Links to local resources

View information about making a Will on the Public Trustee and Guardian website.

Contact the ACT Public Trustee and Guardian online or by calling (02) 6207 9800.