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FAQ - Register and store your Will

  • How does the Victorian Will and Powers of Attorney Registry work?
    The registry helps make sure your documents are found. You need to let your executor and attorney know to contact us when the time comes. We will only ever release the information to you or your chosen executor or attorney.
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  • What documents can I register and store in the Victorian Will and Powers of Attorney Registry?
    You can register and store your will, powers of attorney, medical decision-maker and supportive attorney documents.
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  • Does the registry help me to prepare a will or powers of attorney?
    The registry only records details of completed wills or powers of attorney.
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  • How long will this information be stored?
    We will hold information as part of the registry for 120 years from your date of birth, unless you ask us to remove them.
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  • Who will State Trustees disclose the location details to?
    We will give the information about where your documents are to your chosen executors or attorneys, if their details are recorded in the registry. We will only give out the information after we receive a copy of the death certificate or capacity assessment and proof of identification.
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  • Will I be charged a fee at any point?
    The registry is a free service for Victorians.
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  • How can my documents be retrieved?
    The registry can help make sure your documents are found. You will need to let your executor and attorney know to contact us when the time comes. We will only ever release the information to you or your chosen executor or attorney.
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