An Executor is the person or group of people appointed in a Will to administer the estate. The executor will generally be required to do the following:

  • Locate the Will.
  • Arrange the funeral in consultation with family members.
  • Identify the assets and liabilities of the estate.
  • Collect and protect the estate assets including making sure the assets are insured.
  • Apply for probate of the Will.
  • Pay the estate liabilities.
  • Finalise taxation for the deceased and the estate.
  • Defend the Will against any challenges.
  • Notify relevant authorities such as Centrelink, Medicare, local council and insurance companies.
  • Distribute the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will.