How can I make a Will in Queensland?

You can make a Will in Queensland several ways: you can make your Will with a Solicitor, prepare your own Will, or make your Will with the Public Trustee.

Make your Will with a Solicitor

A solicitor can prepare your Will for a fee. Solicitors are qualified legal practitioners who can advise you about the options available to you and guide you through the process of making a Will. The Queensland Law Society offers a Find a Solicitor service that may help you find a solicitor to meet your needs. Solicitors can specialise in several areas of law; search for a Solicitor who specialises in Wills and Estates (also known as Succession Law). Solicitors are equipped to meet the Will making needs of all individuals, with
simple residential property, cash in bank, motor vehicles, household furniture & personal effects
to
complex asset structure residential, investment and commercial property, cash, moderate to large share portfolio, business structures including trusts, companies and/or partnerships, motor vehicles, household furniture and personal effects
and or
specifications.the gifts and other terms set out in a Will.

Prepare your own Will

You can prepare your own Will using a Will Kit, purchased from a post office, newsagent, or downloaded from the internet however, it is important to exercise caution with Will Kits, as they may not be suitable for your individual circumstances and are highly contestable in Court. It is also important to check anything you download meets Queensland legal requirements for a Will.

Make your Will with the Public Trustee

The Public Trustee prepares Wills free of charge as a community service for all Queenslanders. Our free Will service aims to meet the needs of individuals with
simple to moderate asset structures residential and investment property, cash and small to moderate share portfolio, motor vehicles, household furniture and personal effects
and
specifications,the gifts and other terms set out in a Will
including a simple trust held in trust until a child reaches a certain age. If you have a more
complex asset structureresidential, investment and commercial property, cash, moderate to large share portfolio, business structures including trusts, companies and/or partnerships, motor vehicles, household furniture and personal effects
and or
complex specifications,complex or extensive gifts, numerous beneficiaries, complex trusts
the Public Trustee is happy to help you however you will likely need to come to one or more additional appointments. Please contact us or call 1300 360 044 for more information.

What does the Public Trustee Will service include?

The Public Trustee community Wills service includes a one-hour appointment with a Public Trustee staff member trained in the preparation of Wills who will:

  • Discuss important information about matters relevant to your Will and the options available based on your wishes
  • Complete the preparation of your Will in accordance with your instructions
    • please note
      complex asset structure residential, investment and commercial property, cash, moderate to large share portfolio, business structures including trusts, companies and/or partnerships, motor vehicles, household furniture and personal effects
      and or
      complex specifications,complex or extensive gifts, numerous beneficiaries, complex trusts
      may require one or more additional appointments
  • Provide you with a copy of your Will and
    Acknowledgement of Advicedocument summarising the matters discussed during a Will-making appointment
  • The option of free secure storage for your Will

For more information on making a Will with the Public Trustee, please contact us or call 1300 360 044.

How can I make a Will with the Public Trustee?

You can make your free Will at one of our regional offices, via videoconference or over the telephone. For more information please contact us or call 1300 360 044

Last published: 31/08/2020 12:11:50 AM