Courts Tasmania

Searching the Probate Registry

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

For finalised records from:

Search Requests

Search requests to the Probate Registry should be made using the a Search Request Form.

A 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 your request, for the Registry to respond to your request.

Obtaining an Exemplification or Certified Copy

Exemplification and certified copy requests should be made using the Exemplification and Certified Copy Request Form.

A fee is payable. Payment options include cash, cheque or EFTPOS. Please note that personal cheques will not be accepted.

Enquiring about a current application

The Probate Registry deals with thousands of applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration each year. Before contacting the Probate Registry regarding the progress of a current application please read the guidelines below to find out what information you may be entitled to.

If you believe you are entitled to information regarding a current application you can email an enquiry to the Probate Registry or telephone the Registry on 1300 664608.


The Registry can provide a beneficiary with:

If a beneficiary would like to know why a Grant is necessary they should refer to the Probate and Administration page of our website. If a beneficiary would like to know why there is a delay in a Grant issuing they should discuss this directly with:

Applicant /Applicant's lawyer

The Registry can provide Applicants (or their lawyer – as recorded on file) with as much information as is required to answer their question, for example all the information that can be provided to a beneficiary, plus:

Lawyer (not representing the Applicant)

The Registry can provide a lawyer (not representing the applicant) with the information they would typically provide to a beneficiary.