Public Trustees

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State and territory public trustees

Public trustees are government departments established in each state and territory to provide a range of services to the public in the particular state or territory in relation to:

  • wills
  • being an executor – either on appointed by choice when someone uses their will making service or as executor or administrator of last resort in other situations
  • managing deceased estates
  • managing trust funds
  • powers of attorney
  • guardianship (where that function is part of their responsibilities)
  • storage of wills in some cases

The links provided below are for convenience only.

NSW
The New South Wales Trustee and Guardian: http://www.tag.nsw.gov.au.
NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice

South Australia
South Australian Public Trustee: http://www.publictrustee.sa.gov.au/
Government of South Australia

Victoria
State Trustees of Victoria: https://www.statetrustees.com.au/

Queensland
The Public Trustee of Queensland: https://www.pt.qld.gov.au/
Queensland Government

WA
Public Trustee of Western Australia: http://www.publictrustee.wa.gov.au/
Government of Western Australia, Dept of the Attorney General

Tasmania
Public Trustee of Tasmania: http://publictrustee.tas.gov.au/
The Government of Tasmania

NT
Office of the Public Trustee for the Northern Territory: http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/pubtrust
Northern Territory Government, Department of the Attorney General and Justice

ACT
Public Trustee for the Australian Capital Territory: http://www.publictrustee.act.gov.au/

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Important notice: This article is intended for general interest and information only. It is not legal advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for legal advice. Always consult a legal practitioner and/or other professional for specialist advice specific to your needs and circumstances, and rely on that.

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