Supreme Court of Western Australia

Filing your application with the Court

Presenting documents for filing by post

In light of the Federal government health warnings surrounding COVID-19, personal attendance at the Registry is strongly discouraged. You must therefore file your application by post.  

As you are posting original documents we strongly recommend that you use registered post and take a photocopy of all documents before you send them.

The postal address is: Supreme Court of Western Australia Level 11, David Malcolm Justice Centre 28 Barrack Street Perth WA 6000.

The Court will not return the original will. Instead the Court will attach a photocopy of the will to the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed. The Court retains the original will as a public document in safe custody.

Exceptional cases

With the prior approval of the Principal Registrar, an application may be filed by delivery in person at the Supreme Court Registry on level 11.  A request for approval should be made by email addressed to the Principal Registrar, sent to associate.principal.registrar@justice.wa.gov.au, and should set out succinctly the reasons for seeking to attend the Registry in person.  One reason may be that you seek that your application be considered on an urgent basis.  If so, you should explain in the email the grounds for seeking an urgent determination of the application.

Please note that if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been overseas in the last 14 days, or have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you must not present to the registry.

Fees payable

You will need to pay a filing fee for the application. The fee is available on the Probate fees page.

Payment may be made by cash, bank cheque, Money Order, Visa, Mastercard or eftpos. Cheques and Money Orders should be made payable to Supreme Court of Western Australia.

*Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.  

Processing your application

Your application will be considered by a Registrar of the Court. The Court aims to process applications within four weeks of receiving applications although complex applications may take longer and the process may be delayed from time-to-time.


Last updated: 19-May-2021

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