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Save 20% on your will this EOFY

Choose from a self-guided Online Will to complete yourself or book an Appointment with one of our professional Will Writers. If you book your Will Appointment or purchase an Online Will by June 30, you’ll save 20%*. *See terms and conditions.
Ends 30 June

Will Appointment

From$264*

Complete with a will-writing professional.

  • Caters for all circumstances

  • Caters for couples’ wills

  • Multiple office locations

  • Free will registration and storage

  • Bundles and discounts available*

  • Option to bring NAATI intrepreter

Includes instructions for:

  • Multiple executors or
  • Multiple co-executors or
  • Multiple substitute executors 
  • Pet care  
  • Your dependents 
  • Funeral wishes 
  • Gifts to beneficiaries 
  • Residuary estate
  • Help online & call support
  • Overseas property
  • Super/SMSF
  • Blended families
  • Trusts
  • Bequests for special needs
  • Joint will

 

*The price above is based on a limited time offer and may vary. For more savings and discounts, visit fees page.

 

Ends 30 June

Online Will

$55*

Complete online from home in 30 minutes.

  • Caters for basic circumstances

  • Suitable for individual wills

  • 90 days to complete

  • Valid Australia wide

  • Free will registration and storage

Includes instructions for:

  • 1 x executor or
  • 2 x co-executors or
  • 2 x substitute executors 
  • Pet care  
  • Your dependents 
  • Funeral wishes 
  • Gifts to beneficiaries 
  • Residuary estate

Does not cater for:

  • Property (excl principal place of residence)
  • Investments
  • Super / SMSF
  • Blended families
  • Trusts
  • Joint Wills
  • Bequests for special needs

What is a will and who needs one?

A will is a legal document that tells people what you want to happen to your belongings and who you’d like to care for dependants and pets after you die. The clearer your instructions, the better it is for those you leave behind.Every Victorian over 18 should have a legally valid will.

 

In your will you can include:

 

A will also allows you to appoint an executor – the person or organisation responsible for following the instructions in your will and distributing your assets. Every Victorian over 18 should have a legally valid will.

What happens without a will?

If you die without a will, you die intestate. Being intestate means that the law of the state or territory you live in will decide how your assets are managed and distributed. The law will not take into account your wishes or who you want your assets to go to. Creating a will and updating it regularly means you can control which family members, friends or charities will receive a benefit from your estate after you die. 

What to consider in your will

Name an executor

Nominate a person or professional organisation who can carry out the instructions in your will after you die. Options can include one or more people you already know or State Trustees.

List and allocate items of value

List your items of value including things that matter most to you and decide who will receive them as part of your estate.

Leave your children in safe hands

Nominate preferred guardians to take care of any children or dependants.

Plan for pets

Your will can ensure that your pets are adequately provided for by your estate while also nominating a suitable carer for your pets.

Leave a lasting legacy

Divide your estate into portions and leave gifts for those that mean the most to you or charities and causes you’re passionate about.

Need to know more?

See some of the questions we’re often asked about wills.

What our clients say

Online Will

Super-easy online tool with tips on how to complete. Responsive customer service for the extra questions I had.

Emma T

Will Appointment

Writing a will can be a fraught process but I found the State Trustee solicitor clear, knowledgeable and courteous in this process.

Kate S

Will Appointment

I worked with a very patient Will Writer. Since my situation is complex, I really appreciated the hand-holding.

Jordy L

Online Will

Comprehensive service with easy-to-follow steps to completion.

Kevin K

Will Appointment

The staff couldn’t have been more knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable discussing my details with them. Highly recommend.

Mary B

Online Will

Very user-friendly, easy to understand, has back-up content that assists if required and the security of always being there.

Wendy C

Free resources

Guide

Will writing guide

Learn exactly what to include in your will with this handy guide.

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Guide

8 reasons to update your will

Learn more about the life events that trigger a will update to ensure it remains valid.

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Checklist

Executor checklist

Ensure you understand all the responsibilities of an executor with this helpful checklist.

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Frequently asked questions

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Wills

Every Victorian over 18 should have a legally valid will. It tells people what you want to happen to your belongings after you die. The clearer your instructions, the better it is for those you leave behind.

Without a will, you die intestate. This means state laws decide how your property and belongings are distributed and you don’t get a say. You also won’t be able to control who makes your final decisions. Costs can be higher and the time taken longer (typically 12 months or more).

While a will is a great way to let you express how your assets are distributed, it’s also a way to let your executor know how you wish to be remembered. This might be done through funeral instructions, or outlining who will look after children and pets. Wills are also a great way to leave specific gifts, which can be anything important to you. From a secret scone recipe to your cricket ball signed by Shane Warne.

You can store your will at The Victorian Will and Powers of Attorney Registry which is free for Victorian residents. It’s safe and secure and trusted by over 80,000 people across the state. For details, go here.

Yes, every State Trustees will is legally valid for use in Australia if filled out correctly and by following the express instructions and guidance in your kit, online or with your Will Writer.

Beneficiary: a person who is given a gift or other benefit under a will. 

Executor: a person or organisation appointed by a testator in a will to carry out the provisions of the will. 

Estate: all property and possessions owned by a person, whether solely or with one or more other persons. 

Guardian: a person who has primary responsibility for the general welfare of a minor, even if the person does not have day-to-day custody and control of that child. 

Gift/bequest: something that is given to a beneficiary under a will. For example, a will may include gifts of money, real estate or personal effects (such as jewellery). 

Minor beneficiaries: any beneficiaries written into the will who may be under 18 at the time of your death. 

Residuary estate: what is left of a deceased person’s property and possessions after funeral and administration expenses, debts and other liabilities have been paid and specific gifts have been distributed. 

Intestate: a person who dies either without having left a valid will or leaving a will that doesn’t give away the whole of their property.

Will Appointment

Will Appointments cost $330 minimum for Singles and $600 minimum for Couples. Discounts are also available for some bundled purchases (where more than one service is required), as well as for holders of valid concession cards. To see all fee and discount options prior to booking your appointment, go here.

Once your appointment is booked, a Will Writing Expert will be in touch with a pre-appointment questionnaire that helps plan for your appointment.

If you have complex circumstances, own overseas assets, have multiple investments, or need to exclude someone from your Will, then it’s best to have a Will Appointment with one of our State Trustees Will Writing Experts.

Yes, you can book at any of our two office locations in Victoria. They are Footscray and Dandenong. Video appointments can be made by special request only, please call us on 1300 138 672

If you cancel or reschedule an appointment within 7 days of the appointment date, you may forfeit the deposit that was placed. To make changes to your appointment, please contact us at 1300 138 672.

Online Will

$69 is the total Online Will price for all inclusions as listed above. It is free to store your Will once signed and completed here: Victorian Wills and Powers of Attorney Registry

The Online Will is suitable for those 18 and above with straight forward circumstances. If you need assistance with more complex circumstances, it’s best to arrange a Will appointment. Complex circumstances might include provisions for special needs/disabilities bequests, trusts, complex investments or property, or leaving someone out of a Will that could contest it later.

Unfortunately, no. By law, each person needs their own individual Will document. That means you need to sign your own will individually (not jointly) and use your own email address. You also cannot register a second Online Will from the same email address.

You have 90 days from account creation to complete and pay for your Online Will. You can update it at any time during the 90 period. After this time, you will need to purchase a new will.

State Trustees use enterprise-grade multi-layered security, and we have an in-house team that monitors our systems. The Will you fill out with us is created on a highly secure platform and your Will purchase and card details are protected by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption.

Further reading

Guide

What’s an executor and why you need one

Read more
Guide

Top tips for preparing a will online

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Guide

Including your pet in your will

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