Being appointed an executor or trustee in a will may seem an honour. After all, you’re being asked to stand In the willmaker’s shoes and dispose of their assets when he or she is unable to do so themselves. And, though it may be considered the ultimate sign of trust, it also comes with a great deal of responsibility – both moral and legal, so it’s best to know your obligations before agreeing to the task.

Estates: Contacts

Australian Taxation Office
Tel: 13 28 61
Web: www.ato.gov.au

Probate Office
Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 8600 2000
Email: probate@supcourt.vic.gov.au
Web: www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/wills-and-probate

State Trustees
1 McNab Avenue, Footscray Vic 3011
Tel: 1300 138 672
Web: www.statetrustees.com.au

State Trustees also has offices in Bendigo and Dandenong.

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