Nominate an executor
Find out what an executor of an estate is and what to consider when choosing one.
An executor is the person or organisation you appoint to manage your estate within the terms of your will. They are responsible for ensuring that your wishes are carried out.
It’s recommended to nominate a substitute executor in case for any reason your first choice is not able or willing to perform their duties
The role of executor carries important personal responsibilities that can:
- be time consuming
- be challenging, when potentially dealing with grief if you’ve nominated a friend or relative
- require complex and objective decision making.
In this situation, people often appoint a more independent executor who has experience in estate administration.
This then relieves the potential burden of the role of executor being placed on a family member or friend.
You can appoint NSW Trustee & Guardian to act as executor of your will. They are the state's largest executor of wills with specialist legal, finance, property and tax experts to assist.
Learn more about choosing an executor at NSW Trustee & Guardian.
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.