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 in making a Will.
  • This is done through a private solicitor or trustee, a community legal centre or from State Trustees.
  • 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

To view information about making a Will on the State Trustees website, click here

To get you started on making a Will view the online program called Strongwill from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service here.

The State Trustees can be contacted here or by calling (03) 9667 6466 or 1300 138 672.
 

Step 2: Legally appointing someone to make financial decisions