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Probate (or Administration/Reseal) Costs in the Australian Capital Territory

There are three main costs for applying for Probate (or Letters of Administration, or Resealing) in the ACT:

  1. Supreme Court of ACT Filing Fee
  2. Advertising Costs in a local newspaper
  3. Solicitor Fee

1 Supreme Court of ACT Filing Fee

The ACT Supreme Court requires an application filing fee in order to assess an application for Probate (or Letters of Administration, or Resealing). The amount of the filing-fee corresponds to the gross value of the estate in ACT.

The following are the current filing fees for the respective estates, for the 2021/2022 tax year:

Gross Value of ACT EstateCourt Filing Fee
Less than $50,000Fee waived
$50,000 or more, but less than $250,000$976
$250,000 or more, but less than $500,000$1,233
$500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000$1,864
$1,000,000 or more$2,481

2 Advertising Costs in a local newspaper

A notice of any application for Probate (or Letters of Administration, or Resealing) for the ACT must be published in a daily newspaper circulating generally in the ACT. The cost of this notice will vary from time to time, based partly on the number of lines of text in the advertisement. We will pass on this disbursement at-cost, and we will advise you of the current approximate advertising costs upon your enquiry with us.

3 Probate Solicitor Fees

Hourly billable rates / phone calls / printing / postage?.
No. Unlike many firms, we do NOT charge an hourly rate for Probate (or Letters of Administration, or Resealing) applications, nor do we add on any hidden costs.

The entire cost for obtaining Probate (or Letters of Administration, or Resealing) will be clearly outlined to you before you decide to proceed.

As a firm specialising in deceased estates, National Probate and Estates Group is uniquely positioned with sophisticated in-house automation software that enables us to offer highly competitive rates, ordinarily much more affordably than a suburban law firm would charge.. We charge in accordance with the complexity of the matter, rather than as a percentage of the estate

Furthermore, we take into account the following when providing discounted quotes:

  • Straightforward wills
  • Simple estate structures
  • 2 or fewer executors
  • Other simplifying circumstances.

We are able to serve clients all across Australia as well as overseas. Get a quick quote for your consideration.

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