Probate and will records

FamilySearch – South Australia, Will and Probate Records 1844-1916

This collection includes probate records and inheritance tax records from South Australia. The original records are located in the State Records of South Australia, Adelaide. The records are indexed and can be searched. The View the record details includes a…

Queensland Reports – Probate Notice Database

The Probate Notice Database contains a record of all public notices, published in the Queensland Law Reporter since 1 January 2012. Includes applications for probate or letters of administration in relation to deceased estates. The database is searchable by the…

Northern Territory, Australia, Probate Index, 1911-1994

This collection includes images of the Cosson Index to probate records. This index was compiled by L R Cossons for the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory. Details provided for each deceased person can include: name, address, occupation, administrator, date…

Findmypast – New South Wales Will Books 1800-1952

These records are copies of original Will Books held by the State Records Authority of New South Wales and most date from 1846. Between 1800 and 1924, the copies of the wills were handwritten, whereas between 1924 and 1952 the…

Findmypast – Australasian Records – Life Events (BDMs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records. The Australasian Life Events…

How to Locate Australian Wills

This guide by Graham Jaunay explains what indexes are available, lists relevant addresses and details the access conditions.

Supreme Court of Victoria, Probate Online Advertising System

From 2 March 2009 an advertisement of an applicant’s intention to apply for Probate and Administration may have been published on this site. Prior to this all Probate and Administration advertisements were published in metropolitan and regional newspapers.

State Records Office of Western Australia

Click on Birth, Deaths and Marriages to access information about Probate and Administration Records in Western Australia. References to probate records can be located by surname searching AEON the online database. See the linked online Information Sheet Grants of Probate…