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Wills can be witnessed remotely

Wills can now be executed remotely using Audio-visual equipment (such as via Zoom or Skype). This means that one or more of the witnesses can view the Will being signed and provide their signature remotely provided that:

  • one of the witnesses is a lawyer or justice of the peace
  • the witnesses who are not physically present must certify that they witnessed remotely
  • all parties sign the Will on the same day
  • the last witness (lawyer or JP) signs last and this becomes the official Will

See Department of Justice and Community Safety—Wills—Online witnessing(opens in a new window).