The Supreme Court Probate Application Filing Fee as at 1 July 2016 is $659.70.
Government Concession Card holders may be eligible to apply to the Registrar for a Reduced Filing Fee which makes the total filing fee only $120.30 (subject to Registrar approval). Where there are multiple Executors acting jointly but only one Executor holds a Government Concession Card the Reduced Filing Fee can still apply.
All applications for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration are filed in the central Supreme Court Registries of Queensland. No other Courts issue or process applications for Probate in Queensland.
The filing fee can be paid in a variety of ways as follows:
1. Credit Card – By completing a Supreme Court Credit Card Payment Advice for card not present transactions. Click the enclosed link for a copy of the Form;
2. Cheque – A cheque made out to the “Department of Justice & Attorney-General” for the sum of $659.70; or
3. In person – you can attend to the Registry which is open to the public and pay in person.
Brisbane Supreme Court Registry Contact Details:
Address: QEII Courts of Law Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000.
Postal Address: PO Box 15167, City East Qld 4002.
Telephone: (07) 3247 4313
Email Address to the Court Probate Team: Wills&Estates@justice.qld.gov.au
Filing a Probate Application:
Applications in Queensland can be filed in person at the Supreme Court Registry or submitted by post. Postal filings should only be used if the application is complete in its entirety (including executed forms in the presence of a qualified witness) and a credit card payment authority or cheque for the filing fee is enclosed in the envelope. Failing to provide payment will result in the application not been filed at all.