Probate on the spot

You’ve recently lost a loved one and, at this difficult time, you’re faced with a stack of paperwork and jobs to do.

If you’re named as the executor of a Will, your first step is to obtain a Grant of Probate of the Will. But that’s just the start. Once you have a grant you will then need to collect the assets, pay liabilities and distribute the estate according to the terms of the Will. This is no small feat and can be overwhelming if you’ve never done it before. 

From getting the grant to administering the whole estate, our experienced team can make it easy for you.

If a person dies without a Will their estate is governed by the laws of intestacy.

The first step is to obtain a Grant of Letters of Administration. You’ll then need to collect the assets, pay liabilities and distribute the estate according to the formula established by law.

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How we can help you

From getting the grant to administering the whole estate, our team can offer as much help as you need.

Probate Plus


This package offers an application for Probate, personalised advice on how to administer the estate from our expert probate lawyers and a customised step-by-step guide to explain exactly what to do next.

This package includes:

  • An application for Probate by an executor named in the Will
  • Preparing consent notices, as required
  • Signing and witnessing your application
  • Court filing and giving you the grant
  • A conference with our expert probate lawyers to give you personalised advice on how to administer the estate
  • A customised step-by-step guide summarising our advice

Allow 2 hours for the conference.

Plus court filing fee $370.

Prefer us to handle everything for you? Find out more.

Guided DIY


Unlike services offering kits or templates, our expert probate lawyers will prepare your application and send it to you to sign. Get started any time using our online form.

This package includes:

  • An application for probate by an executor named in the Will
  • Preparing consent notices, as required
  • 15 minute telephone call with our experienced team
  • Instructions for you to sign and file your application at the Court

The Court will charge you a filing fee of $370.

This service is not suitable for complex applications or for applicants who are outside of Western Australia.

Do you need a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration?

A Grant gives you authority to collect the assets and administer the estate. 

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Our plain-English legal guide has comprehensive and practical advice to help you to take charge and finalise the estate.


A Grant of Probate is a document issued by the Supreme Court of Western Australia confirming an executor’s authority to deal with the affairs of a deceased person.

It gives the executor authority to collect the assets and administer the estate according to the terms of the Will.

In most cases we can prepare your application and arrange for you to sign it on the spot at your consultation. It will then take the Supreme Court of Western Australia 6 – 8 weeks to review your application and issue a Grant.

Please bring the documents and information listed on the relevant checklist.

An applicant for a grant of Probate must provide a statement of the deceased’s assets and liabilities as at the date of their death. The statement must include all real estate in Western Australia and all movable property and debts, whether in Western Australia or elsewhere.

Any property the deceased owned as a joint tenant with another person who survived them does not form part of their estate, rather it passes to the surviving joint tenant by survivorship.

Download our checklist to help you collate the information you need.

If the executor renounces their right to obtain a Grant of Probate, the substitute executor named in the Will is entitled to make an application. If there is no substitute executor, one or more of the beneficiaries of the estate may make an application for Letters of Administration with the Will annexed

If you are unable to find the original Will, you will need to produce evidence to satisfy the Court that the Willmaker did not destroy the Will with the intention to revoke it.

Book a consultation to get started.

As a general rule, the answer is yes – executors and administrators can charge their reasonable legal costs to the estate. What is reasonable depends on the circumstances, but would generally include the costs of making an application for Probate or Letters of Administration.

Our advertised fees are for straightforward applications prepared on the spot during your consultation. They don’t include the Supreme Court of Western Australia filing fee. If your application is not straightforward or if you require additional legal advice or assistance we will give you a quote for our services. For full terms see our Product Disclosure Statement.

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What our clients say

The Perth Probate Centre particularly Carolina has been very efficient and helpful in completing both my late Mother in law’s Probate and land title Transmission application. I also like the idea of the fixed fee, you know what you are getting and appreciated the tips put out by your firm about the role of the executor etc. Thank you again would recommend your firm to any body who has to deal with these matters in the future.
Lionel Colvin
November 20, 2021
Very easy to follow the application instructions and the staff clear in explaining what happens. The grant was ready earlier than expected. What I thought was going to be a nightmare was simple, quick and easy. Thank you all so much. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Mr R
November 12, 2021
The team at Perth Probate Centre have provided prompt, efficient and client focused service from our first contact to the resolution of our matters. We will use other related services as we continue to manage our Estate matters. Best of all is that the team has taken all the hassle out of managing a couple of tricky issues and made it very easy for someone not well versed in the relevant legal matters.
Mr P
October 31, 2021
Everyone was saying going to probate is horrible but it was quick and easy and Carolina was lovely and very clear in explaining things. About 40 minutes and it’s done. Thank you.
Mr R
October 20, 2021
Everyone that we have had contact with have been great. Knowledgeable and helpful. Always respectful.
Ms M
September 27, 2021
PPC provided a professional prompt service with constant feedback on probate grant progress. Would recommend PPC to anyone needing a quality service.
Mr C
September 16, 2021

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