What is a ‘Grant of Probate’?

Jun 20, 2023

When a person dies in Victoria leaving assets, to distribute those assets to beneficiaries, a grant of representation which is issued by the Supreme Court is required. There are a number of types of grant applications and the application appropriate for you will depend on a number of factors. This week, we explore the Grant of Probate application.

An application for a Grant of Probate is one of the more common types of applications.

This type of application is applied for when a deceased leaves a valid Will.

The Executor is appointed by the deceased through the deceased’s Will and is the person who will make this type of application to the Court.

The application involves providing the original Will to the Court and details of all of the assets and liabilities of the deceased as at their date of death.

Once the application has been granted, the Court will issue a Grant of Probate to the Executor.

The Grant of Probate provides confirmation that the Will of the deceased is valid, and that the Executor can proceed with the administration of the Estate and in accordance with the terms of the valid Will.

If you need assistance with applying for a Grant of Representation or to administer an estate, please contact Kimi Shah or Rachel Fletcher.