The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry allows you to record the location of your Will and Powers of Attorney documents.

Your Will and Powers of Attorney are some of the most important personal documents you’ll ever prepare so it’s important for your Executors and Attorneys to easily locate them when the time comes.

The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry can help ensure your documents are found.

For additional peace of mind, you may choose to store your Will and Powers of Attorney documents with us in The Victorian Will Bank.


Register your Will and Powers of Attorney
Update your Will and Powers of Attorney Registration

What is The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry?

The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry, maintained by State Trustees, is a free and confidential registry. Anyone making a Will or preparing Powers of Attorney can register information about their Will and Powers of Attorney documents.

The Registry can help Executors and Attorneys find your documents with ease to ensure your wishes are acted upon.

Write, store, record and safeguard these documents. They are your voice. Don’t leave them to chance.


How does the Registry work?

We keep the following information under the Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry.

  • details of the person making the Will or Powers of Attorney
  • details of the location where your Will or Powers of Attorney are stored
  • details of your Executors or Attorneys

The registry can help ensure your documents are found. You do not need to store your Will or Power of Attorney with us to be able to register the details with us.

Did you know? Over 80,000 Victorians safely store their Wills and Powers of Attorney with us in the Victorian Will Bank.


FAQ

Does the Registry keep my Will and/or Powers of Attorney?

The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry does not keep your physical Will and/or Powers of Attorney documents, nor does it keep copies of them. The Registry records the details about the location of your Will and/or Powers of Attorney documents, along with any other relevant information pertaining to those documents, such as:

  • Details of the Executors or Attorneys.
  • The date the Will and Powers of Attorney were signed and witnessed.
  • Details of the location where the Will and/or Powers of Attorney is/are stored.

Does the Registry help me to prepare a Will and/or Powers of Attorney?

The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry only records details of completed Wills or Powers of Attorney.

If you need help preparing your Will and Powers of Attorney, State Trustees can help. Our professionals can guide you through the process of preparing the documents, recommend options and provide you with independent and impartial advice, so that you can make the best possible decisions.

Book a consultation with one of our specialists today.

What is the difference between The Victorian Will Bank and the Registry?

The Victorian Will Bank stores your physical documents such as your Wills and Powers of Attorney in a safe and accessible storage facility which is built to the Victorian Government Recordkeeping Fireproof standard.

The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry just records the location and other details identifying completed Wills and Powers of Attorney.

How long will this information be stored?

The location details and associated updates provided to us as part of The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry will be held for 120 years from your date of birth, unless you request them to be removed.

Who will State Trustees disclose the location details to?

The location details of your documents will be disclosed to your nominated Executors or Attorneys if their details are recorded in the Registry. Information will only be disclosed after a copy of the death certificate or capacity assessment and proof of ID are received and verified.

Is there a point where I will be charged a fee?

The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry is a free service.
The Victorian Will Bank is a free service.