If you are looking for executor services and/or trustee services the information and links on this page may help.
Or you may have been named as an executor and do not wish to take it on. If you do not wish to act you can renounce (or relinquish) being an executor and find someone else. Below is general information on where to start if you don’t know of anyone.
Executor services & trustee services – who does this work?
- Legal practitioners, law firms providing services in wills and estates and trusts.
- State and territory government public trustees.
- Non-government organisations in the private sector provide executor services and trustee services.
The level of service can vary depending on the situation, from taking over the role completely from someone who does not wish to, is unable to, or not longer can continue to act, to providing assistance and advice to executors as they complete administration of the estate. Similarly the costs involved and how they are charged will also vary.
For lawyers, solicitors providing legal advice and executor services contact the law society in your state or territory for names of practitioners who provide these services. Most law societies provide an online search facility, see links below.
The New South Wales Law Society offer a personalised service by telephone or email to assist the public find a lawyer with expertise in the required area.
|New South Wales||Find a lawyer, solicitor – New South Wales Law Society|
|Victoria||Find a lawyer legal referral service – Law Institute Victoria|
|Queensland||Find a solicitor – Queensland Law Society|
|South Australia||Legal Referral Service – The Law Society of South Australia|
|Tasmania||Find a lawyer – The Law Society of Tasmania|
|Western Australia||Find a Lawyer – The Law Society of Western Australia|
|Northern Territory||Legal Referral Service – Northern Territory Law Society|
|ACT||Find a lawyer – The ACT Law Society|
Public Trustees offer executor services
Each state and territory has a government body, known as the public trustee or similar name, which provides executor services to the public, find the list of public trustees here.
Private organisations providing executor services
Some of these are:
Australian Executor Trustees
Equity Trustees, Trustee and Wealth Services, South Australia.
NAB: National Australia Trustees and estate administration services, National Australia Bank.
Perpetual Limited, Trustee Services.
Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees – Estate Management and Trust Administration.
24 May 2016, updated June 2023
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