Curren​t* processing times for probate applicat​​ions​​

The Court's processing times** for probate applications are as follows:

  • Non complex applications including applications for a grant of probate, administration or administration with the will annexed, or for a reseal of a grant: up to 20 working days from date of filing, or receipt of additional information. These delays are due to the high number of applications received and the availability of Registrars to assess the applications.
  • Complex applications may take additional time to be considered. Complex matters include (but are not limited to) matters involving informal wills, copies of wills, presumption of death, limited purpose grants, or administration applications not being made by the next of kin.
  • The current delay* in the processing of Exemplifications is 20 ​working days from date of filing, or receipt of additional information.  

*This information is updated on a regular basis: ​​​Current delays as at week commencing 19 August 2019.​

**The processing time is the number of working days between the date the application was filed and either the Court issues the grant/letters of administration, or requests further information from the applicant or his/her lawyer. ​

Filing fees

Details of the fees payable when filing probate documents or requesting registry services are available on this page.