Applying for a grant of probate
There are certain steps you will need to follow when applying for a grant of probate. Find out how to apply.
Submitting an application
Before you submit the documents with the NSW Supreme Court, you need to submit a notification.
The notification is displayed on their website, and is a declaration of your intention to administer the estate.
To submit an application for a grant of probate, you will need to follow a process that includes:
- gathering supporting documents
- publishing a probate notice
- waiting 14 days
- submitting a probate application
- responding to Requisitions from the court.
The fee for applying for a grant of probate will depend on the value of the assets.
If an application for probate is filed after 6 months from the date of death of the deceased, an explanation for the delay must be given to the court.
Learn more about how to apply for probate at LawAccess NSW.
Time it takes for a grant of probate
Check the current processing times for probate at the NSW Supreme Court.
Probate will take longer if the court documents are not complete or unclear.
In this case, the Supreme Court will ask for more information and process the grant of probate when the information is complete.