Supreme Court of Tasmania

Searches

The Probate Registry maintains a record of all Grants issued by the Court.

For finalised records from:

  • 1825 to 1995 please enquire with the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office, located at 91 Murray Street Hobart, on (03) 6165 5538
  • 1995 onwards, a search request should be made to the Supreme Court Probate Registry

Search Requests

Search requests to the Supreme Court Probate Registry should be made using the Search Request Form (doc, 89.5 KB).

  • Searching for a Grant and/or Will - If requesting a copy of a Grant and/or Will consider Section 63 of the Wills Act 2008 which sets out who is entitled to a copy of a Will of a deceased person.  Have you requested a copy of the Will from the person who has possession or control of it?  If you are not a person entitled to a copy of the Will under section 63 of the Wills Act 2008 you may still be entitled under Rule 66 of the Probate Rules 1936.
  • Searching for an Inventory of Assets and Liabilities (Short Form Affidavit) - If requesting a copy of an Inventory of Assets and Liabilities (Short Form Affidavit) consider Rule 63(4) of the Probate Rules 1936 which sets out who is entitled to a copy.

The search fee is payable upfront regardless of whether or not documents from the file are provided to you. Payment options include cash, cheque or EFTPOS.

Please note that it may take up to ten business days, from the date the Registry receives the request, for the Registry to respond to your request.

Exemplification and Certified Copy Requests

Exemplification and certified copy requests should be made using the Exemplification and Certified Copy Request Form (pdf, 141.9 KB).

A fee is payable.  Payment options include cash, cheque or EFTPOS.