SEARCHING THE APPLICATIONS, CAVEATS AND WILLS INDICES
The Supreme Court of Victoria maintains an online database of all applications for a grant of probate or administration filed with the Court since 1970. You can search the application index online.
You can also search the index of caveats that have been filed with the court since 2009 and the index of wills that have been deposited with the Court for safekeeping.
SEARCHING RECORDS HELD AT THE PROBATE OFFICE
Applications for grants of probate or administration filed with the Court on, or after 1 July 2020 are stored at the Supreme Court of Victoria Probate Office. Fees apply to search a file.
How to search probate records held at the Probate Office:
- Check for the existence of a probate record on the application index. If the status of an application shows 'Application granted' then the file may be searched.
- Complete a request to search form.
- Complete a credit card authorisation form.
- Email the completed request to search form and completed credit card authorisation form to firstname.lastname@example.org@etaborp .
SEARCHING RECORDS HELD AT THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA
Applications for grants of probate and administration filed with the Court prior to 1 July 2020 are held at the Public Record Office Victoria. To search those records, please contact the Public Record Office.