Probate is the process of managing the estate and assets of a deceased person. More formally, probate is an order by a court that an executor named in the deceased person's will is entitled to administer the estate. You must publish a public notice stating your intention to apply to administer an estate, 14 days before you file the application.
From July 1, 2013, you need to be logged in to publish a probate notice. If you don't already have an Online Registry account, you will need to register. Read more about registering.
The following notices must be published online:
From 20 January 2014, the following notices must also be published online:
If you need to publish a Notice of Intended Distribution of an Estate in a case that started before the year 2013, you will need to complete a different (Word) form, and email it to the Supreme Court registry. See FAQs about publishing probate notices for more information about what to do.
You can search for probate notices which were published online on or after 21 January 2013. Before this date, notices were published in The Sydney Morning Herald and/or local newspapers.
For information about publishing probate notices online, see FAQs about publishing probate notices.
For more information about what probate is, and about the probate process, see the Supreme Court of NSW website.