Wills and probate records created between 1841 and 1925 have been indexed and most are digitised and available online free of charge.
Will and Probate Records 1841 – 1925
Use our online index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records to locate and view digitised records. View records online
View our short guide to finding and viewing Will and Probate Records from 1841-1925
Will and Probate Records 1926 – 1992
Consult the microfiche Victorian Probate Index to find the reference number that corresponds to the person whose will and probate records you are looking for, and make a note of this number. The microfiche Victorian Probate Index is available at PROV’s reading rooms, the Probate Office of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, genealogical research centres and a range of local libraries around Australia.
Will and Probate Records 1993 – 2007
Search for and order records online via our search within a series function. You will search within VPRS 28 for the surname. Please refer to HOW TOguide 68B: Ordering Will and Probate Records 1993 – 2007
Supreme Court of Victoria – Probate Register Online Index, 1970 – 2007
You can also use the Supreme Court of Victoria – Probate Registers Online Index to search for the probate number between 1970 and 2007 to enable you to order the record for viewing within the PROV reading room.
Please note, from this index, you must note the PRO Storage Number and the PRO Box Number. The PRO Box Number is equivalent to the VPRS number (28), the consignment number (e.g. P5), and the unit number (e.g. 619). The PRO Storage Number is the 6 or 7 digit number which is the item number within our collection. This number must be translated for example from 703225 to 703/225 with the forward slash immediately before the last 3 digits. NOTE: from 1994 onwards, the slash is not required (e.g. 703225).
Will and Probate Records 2008 onwards
Contact the Victorian Probate Office to enquire about accessing wills and probate records created from 2008 onwards.
Victorian Probate Office
Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel (03) 9603 9296
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