When someone dies, the person responsible for administrating the estate of the deceased is the executor. The executor confirms the assets, pays any amounts owing, and transfers remaining funds or assets to the beneficiaries.

Often someone appoints a friend or relative as their executor, but as the duties can be quite complex, many people who have been nominated are unsure of what is expected of them.

NSW Trustee & Guardian can be nominated as the executor in a Will, but they can also take over the task from someone who has been nominated by a friend or a family member. As they have staff who specialise in estate and trust management, legal, financial and accounting services, they're able to deal with any problems that might arise during the course of administering an estate.

If you're the executor of a Will and need professional help, you can complete the NSW Trustee & Guardian online contact form, or call them on 1300 364 103 

The fees that NSW Trustee & Guardian charge for administering an estate are set by the NSW government.

Last updated: 28 November 2023