Welcome to our Complete Guide to Probate SA. If a loved one has passed away and left a will in South Australia, then it’s likely a grant of probate will be necessary in order to administer that will and deal with the deceased’s estate.

In brief, probate is the process of having the Supreme Court of South Australia give recognition to the deceased’s will. It is the procedure that is often needed before the executor can begin to collect and distribute the deceased’s assets. For a more detailed discussion on probate see What is Probate?

If a deceased has passed away without leaving a will, see our Guide to Letters of Administration and Letters of Administration SA.

Probate SA application process

In SA, an application for probate must be made online through CourtSA. To apply, you must be over 18 years and named as an executor in the will.

Documents required to file for probate SA

Documents required for a probate application in South Australia include:

  • Original Will;
  • any Codicil/s;
  • original Death Certificate;
  • Statement of Assets and Liabilities.

How to file an application for probate SA

An application for probate in SA must be made online at CourtSA. To do this, you must create and login to your CourtSA account and complete the CourtSA Grant Application. You must also print the provided Original Will Coversheet and bring it, together with the original will, to the Probate Registry at your designated appointment time. Remember to bring appropriate proof of identity documents with you when you attend the Registry.

The application must be paid for through CourtSA using a credit card.

More information

You can find more information about probate SA, including the forms for application, on the CourtSA website.

How much does probate cost in SA?

The cost of a grant of probate in South Australia can include a number of fees, including a court filing fee and the cost of a probate lawyer. For more information see Probate South Australia Costs – What are the Probate Fees in South Australia?

How long does probate take in SA?

When a grant of probate in SA has been issued, you will be notified, and the grant will be located as a downloadable electronic document in CourtSA.

It is hoped that by March 2019, a grant of probate in South Australia will be issued within a few days of lodging the original will at the Probate Registry.

How to get probate SA

If you need to apply for a grant of probate in South Australia, it’s a good idea to get legal advice from an experienced probate professional. Gathered Here offers access to the best probate lawyers in SA at the most affordable rates. Our Fixed Fee Probate Service means a fixed legal fee for your South Australia probate application which you’ll be told upfront. Get a fixed fee quote now – it’s free and there’s no obligation to proceed.

We hope you’ve found this guide to Probate SA useful. For information about dealing with a deceased’s estate, see our Probate FAQs.

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