A cost guide to making a will
How much it costs to prepare a will can vary. Learn about your options and who can help you prepare your will.
Why costs can vary
Costs to prepare a will vary depending on several factors, including:
- how extensive your estate is
- the structure and nature of your assets
- how simple or complex your wishes are for the distribution of these assets
- who prepares your will.
NSW Trustee & Guardian
As a guide, NSW Trustee & Guardian's fees start from $440 to create a will.
However, their will preparation services are free for people eligible for a full Centrelink age pension. This includes people receiving other government benefits, such as a Department of Veterans' Affairs pension, who would otherwise be eligible for a full Centrelink age pension.
Find out more about will preparation fees at NSW Trustee & Guardian.
You may also want to consider:
- do it yourself kits, which start at around $50, but it's strongly recommended you get it checked by a professional to make sure it's accurate and valid
- online services, which are reviewed by a legal expert, can cost from $200 to $400 or more, with an annual subscription for ongoing updates
- solicitors, who can charge from a few hundred to several thousand dollars or more, depending on your circumstances.
End of Life Planner
An interactive guide to help you prepare for end of life tasks and documents before you meet with a professional advisor. This includes will preparation, Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, funeral wishes and more.
You will need to log in to your MyServiceNSW Account to use the planner.
We're now directing you to log in to the Life Administrator – End of Life Planner. You'll need a MyServiceNSW Account to continue.
Why should I log in?
By logging in you're able to:
- start the planning process
- update and save your information whenever circumstances change
- find ways to get professional advice if you need it.