How much does Probate cost in NSW in 2023?

What are the costs associated with filing for Probate in NSW and who pays for it?
How much does Probate cost in NSW in 2023?

When an individual passes away in NSW, there are several fees and costs associated with managing the estate and filing for Probate. As you will need to complete your application with the relevant Court, the fees will vary from each state and territory.

Some of the fees include advertising fees, filing fees and any other costs associated with completing the application process.

NSW Probate Advertising Fee

To file for a Grant of Probate in NSW, you will need to advertise your “notice of intention” to apply. The cost associated with publishing this notice is $48.

NSW Probate Filing Fee

When filing for Probate, a fee may be required to filing the grant with the NSW Supreme Court. The cost is payable when the estate’s gross value, based in New South Wales, is greater than $100,000.

The table below outlines the costs associated, relative to the size of the estate.

Value of Estate in NSW

Probate Filing Fee

Less than $100,000


$100,00 - $249,999


$250,000 - $499,999


$500,00 - $999,999


$1,000,000 - $1,999,999


$2,000,000 - $4,999,999


$5,000,000 or more


Additional fees involved with filing for Probate in NSW

Filing for Probate in NSW can incur additional costs associated with completing the application process.

Some of these might include:

  • Postage or transportation costs to obtain relevant documents such as the Original Will

  • Acquiring the death certificate

  • Property or Asset valuations

  • Documentation preparation assistance

The process of filing for Probate can be quite a time consuming as there are a number of administrative tasks and forms to be completed. Some Executors choose to employ the services of a lawyer or solicitor to assist with this process; however, as they charge per hour, these costs can quickly add up.

At Willed, we offer a fixed fee Probate service to assist with your application process. Our Australian expert in house lawyers will complete the Probate process on your behalf, reducing the amount of time and stress involved with completing the application and filing paperwork.

Who pays for the Probate Application process in NSW?

In NSW, once Probate has been granted by the NSW Supreme Court, costs incurred during the application process can be reimbursed from the deceased’s estate.

Disclaimer: The content of this blog is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. This blog should not be relied upon as legal, financial, accounting or tax advice.

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