The Probate Office's process to search records held at the Probate Office will soon change. From 9 October 2023 all requests to search must be filed on RedCrest-Probate.
Details about the new process and the new form to be used will be available on this page from 9 October 2023 onwards. Until then, you should continue to follow the procedure detailed on this page to search probate records held at the Probate Office.
The process for searching the applications, caveats and wills indices will remain unchanged.
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.
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 email@example.com@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.