Australian Will Registry is an Australian owned and operated company.
Our core business values are derived from our commitment to providing everybody with peace of mind when it really counts.
AWR offers a comprehensive service which provides not only a simplified registration process for the location of the Will, but also a quick & easy search for an existing Will location.
Here at Australian Will Registry, we understand that death is a natural part of life. We want everybody to have absolute confidence and avoid unnecessary heartache when their loved ones have passed.
The only choice for safe and secure storage of your Will location is Australian Will Registry.
A Will is a legally binding document that sets out your wishes in regards to the distribution of your assets and estate in the event of your death. Should you pass away without having a Will, this is known as intestate and your wishes may not be carried out the way you want.
Will registration, while not mandatory, can be an important step for guaranteeing peace of mind for your loved ones. Your Will’s location and relevant information is stored on the database and is made available to your loved ones when needed.
“A Will that can’t be located is worthless”
The decision to create a will should be an important and essential one. To create a valid Will, you don’t necessarily need to consult a professional, however it is highly recommended to avoid unwanted legal issues. Chances are that it will be the most important document that you sign in your lifetime.
The first step in preparing a Will is to compile a list of your assets and debts. This includes all monetary accounts, safety deposit boxes, cars, property, family heirlooms and other assets that are going to be left to the possession of another. You may choose to make an informal list of these assets and whom is the recipient. Once you have this information, you can prepare the legal documentation.
Your will should clearly outline instructions for the division of your assets. When creating your Will, you will assign an individual to look after the administration of your estate, also known as the executor. Your executor should be someone you trust explicitly to assist the smooth transition to distribute your assets.
The individuals inheriting the assets are known as beneficiaries. When preparing your Will, you can elect for your estate and assets to be divided between as many beneficiaries as you prefer or you can make bequests to charities or community groups. Ultimately, your Will is your way of saying where you want your assets to go.
After clearly setting out your wishes in your Will document, you will be required to have a witness sign the document to validate them. You can elect to have multiple witnesses sign the document. Legally your witnesses must be classed as disinterested witnesses, meaning they have no financial benefit from the Will, but can legally identify you or have known you for a significant amount of time.