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 Public Trustee.
  • The Public Trustee has many offices and outreach programs that help people make Wills.

Links to local resources

The Public Trustee can be contacted about Wills here or by calling 1300 360 044.

Step 2: Legally appointing someone to make financial decisions