As covered in our Complete Guide to Probate in Victoria, some fees are associated with filing for a Grant of Probate. These include costs related to advertising your notice of intention, filing the application and more.
Victoria Probate Advertising Fee
Part of the process of applying for a Grant of Probate involves publishing a ‘Notice of Intention’.
The Supreme Court of Victoria outlines this fee as $25.40
Victoria Probate Filing Fee
To file an application for a Grant of Probate in Victoria, you will need to pay a fee based on the size of the estate. The fees are outlined as below:
Gross value of estate assets in Victoria
Probate Filing Fee
$500,000 - $999,999
$1,000,000 - $1,999,999
$2,000,000 - $2,999,999
Other fees when filing for Probate in Victoria
There are some additional fees or costs to consider when applying for a Grant of Probate include
- Any fees associated with obtaining the original Will (E.g. transport or postage)
- Costs related to acquiring the original death certificate
- Property or asset valuations
Another fee or cost to consider is solicitor or lawyer fees to assist with the application process. These fees can be quite costly and are often charged on an hourly basis; however, services such as Willed can support you through this time with a fixed fee cost.
Who pays for the Probate application in Victoria?
Costs associated with filing for Probate in Victoria can be reimbursed from the deceased’s estate once the grant has been finalised and obtained by the Court.
While the costs associated with applying for a Grant of Probate can seem overwhelming, it’s important to remember that these costs can be reimbursed and do not come out of the Executor’s pocket. Utilising a service such as Willed’s fixed fee Probate can minimise the time required to fulfil the administrative tasks to complete the application process through the Victorian Supreme Court. To find out more, check out our services here.
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