A will is a legal document that sets out how someone wants their assets distributed after they die.

People usually keep a copy of their will at one or more of the following locations:

  • their home
  • their local bank
  • with their solicitor, financial advisor or accountant
  • with NSW Trustee and Guardian.

If you need to make enquiries with solicitors or accountants/financial advisors, you'll need to provide:

  • the deceased's full name and address
  • the date of death
  • information about your relationship to the deceased.

Legal Aid NSW has sample letters to help you.

NSW Trustee and Guardian provides secure storage for documents such as wills. You can complete an online enquiry form to find a will in their database.

If you find more than one will, the most recent one cancels any previous one(s) made by the deceased.

Last updated: 26 March 2024

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