Who is the Public Trustee?

The Public Trustee is a statutory authority that exists to support Queenslanders.

We offer a free will-making service. (We are the largest maker of Wills in the southern hemisphere.)

We make enduring powers of attorney for a reasonable fee.

We handle deceased estates—sometimes if there is no Will, or the executor decides not to act. Often, this involves the auction and sale of property.

We hold unclaimed money for Queenslanders who have lost touch with the organisation that owes them the money.

We are often appointed as a financial administrator for people who have impaired capacity so we can help them to manage their finances.

We manage investments and trusts for beneficiaries who are either minors or people with disability.

We manage large philanthropic trusts, such as the Queensland Community Foundation.

We are self-funding, which besides funding our other services, pays for our free Will-making service, rebates for financial management clients who can’t afford fees, a cash contribution to the Office of the Public Guardian, and community education activities.

In 2017–18, we spent $35,621,864 on these community obligations.

We report to the Queensland Parliament through the State’s Attorney-General.

We've been serving Queenslanders since 1916 and have over 600 staff working for you at a network of offices across the state.  

Our vision

The independent trustee for Queenslanders providing security and peace of mind.

Our purpose

Lead the evolution and delivery of trustee, estate and administration services that make a positive difference in the lives of Queenslanders.

Last published: 7/11/2019 5:07:02 AM