Fees and charges for deceased estates

We offer value for money

We do not charge commission. We charge only according to the level of work required.

In fact, the Public Trustee Act 1978 states that our fees and charges must be reasonable.

We can provide you with an upfront estimate

We can provide estimates of our fees and charges based on current known circumstances. We can estimate your fees by identifying each task our team will need to perform.

To create an estimate, we count how many ‘units of effort’ are needed for each part of the process, as determined by the Public Trustee Fees and Charges Notice (2021). This is used to calculate an estimate of what the fees will be. 

Fees are determined by many factors, such as the type of legal authority needed to administer the estate, and the number and type of:

  • assets in the estate
  • liabilities
  • beneficiaries and whether they live overseas.

If administration of an estate takes longer than expected, the fees will not increase because of this.

Please note that while we are able to provide an estimate of our estate administration fees, in some cases, there may be legal and tax agent fees and outgoings outside of the administration of an estate, depending on the complexity of the situation.

Get your estimate online

Use our online tool to calculate the estimated fees and charges to administer your known estate. The online Fee Estimator tool projects the ‘units of effort’ for your entered details and provides the estimated fees involved.

Talk to us

For further questions about deceased estates, please contact us to discuss:

Please contact us to discuss:

  • online
  • by phone: 1300 360 044.
Last published: 23/05/2022 12:46:16 AM