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References for estate administration

Information for staff about estate administration.

Lawyers Practice Manual

Westlaw's Lawyers Practice Manual has information about Wills and estates.

Note: These resources are only available for staff at Victoria Legal Aid.


The Law Handbook

Fitzroy Legal Service’s Law Handbook has the following information about Wills and estates.


Supreme Court of Victoria

The probate section of the Supreme Court site has information designed to assist lawyers who are representing clients in relation to probate matters. There is information about:

  • international Wills
  • reseal advertisements
  • receiving a benefit under a Will or other instrument
  • online advertisements and the Relationships Act 2008
  • sureties and death certificates
  • simultaneous deaths.

See Supreme Court—Probate information for solicitors(opens in a new window).

Victorian Law Reform Commission

This review was tabled in parliament on 15 October 2013. It made recommendations to reduce the costs of administering small estates, clarifying the family provision laws. The site includes consultation papers about small estates, family provision and intestacy.

See Victorian Law Reform Commission—Succession laws final report(opens in a new window).

Arc Justice

This CLC site links to a submission made to a 2010 law reform commission report about estate administration of a missing person's estate.

See Arc Justice—Protecting the estates of missing persons(opens in a new window).