After the court has approved your application and all relevant supporting documents including the Schedule of Assets, you need to extract the grant. This means requesting an official copy of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
The court will notify you through a letter when the grant is ready to be extracted through eLitigation.
If you are representing yourself, you will need to visit the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau to extract the grant.
At the Service Bureau, you will need to complete the following steps:
You will need to search the court's record of probate cases and caveats filed in relation to the deceased's estate.
Refer to the following on how to conduct a search.
|Where to go|
|How to do it|
Provide the deceased's identification number.
|When to do it|
The search must be done on the day you file the request to extract the grant and for the current year.
You must attach all of the following to your request to extract the grant:
File a Request for Extraction of Grant at the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau on the same day that you conduct the search on probate cases and caveats. View a sample of the request form (PDF, 274 KB).
Grants are issued electronically. If required, you may also request a printed grant with an embossed court seal.
If you are applying to extract a grant through the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau, the estimated fees for estates worth up to $3 million include:
Item or service
Probate application and caveat searches when requesting for extraction of grant
Request to extract grant (with printed grant)
Some organisations may require a certified true copy of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, Schedule of Assets or the will before releasing funds to you.
You may apply for a certified true copy by filing a request through eLitigation.
Note: You will need to provide the reason for the request in your application, for example that the bank requires a certified true copy of the grant before releasing funds. Specify which documents you need as the grant, Schedule of Assets and will are considered separate documents.
The estimated fee for certified true copies of the grant, Schedule of Assets and the will (if any) is about $50 (for a total of 5 pages). This includes eLitigation transmission and processing fees, as well as Service Bureau handling fees.
Refer to the Probate and Administration Toolkit (PDF, 1211 KB).