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Australian Will Registry News

First Year Membership Free!

calender1 17-06-2018

Trying to find an item of great value, where you don’t know of its whereabouts, can be time consuming and troublesome. This can cause unnecessary pain and frustration, and even lead to family disputes. By registering the location of your Will and important documents online, you can help loved ones easily locate them upon request. What’s more, by registering today you will receive your first year’s membership free! This is a saving of $22. Simply select the documents you wish to register and follow the simple step-by-step registration process.

Dealing with Digital Assets

calender1 22-04-2018

As the use of technology becomes more commonplace, so does the use of various online platforms. Providing instructions on how to deal with one’s ‘digital assets’ is a crucial component to effective estate planning. Whether it be your email accounts, social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), domain names, photo/video storage (Flickr, YouTube), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), rewards programs (Flybuys, Frequent Flyer), computer hard drives, or passwords, your digital assets must be considered when undertaking your estate planning matters. By providing your executor with information to quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, you will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being unnecessarily processed. Consider how you will communicate your digital account information to those you trust.

Searching for a Will?

calender1 28-02-2018

Looking for a deceased person’s Will and other important documents can be time-consuming, complicated and costly, especially when someone is grieving the loss of a loved one. This becomes even more complex if various documents are stored in different locations, or the deceased had multiple assets disbursed across different areas. That’s why the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents has made it quick and easy to identify all the necessary paperwork of a registered member. All one needs to do is simply select the ‘Search’ icon to begin their investigation. This national online service can be especially beneficial for both administrators and executors responsible for winding up a deceased estate.

2018 New Year Resolution!

calender1 01-01-2018

Start the new year off by making sure you have created and registered a Will. Being one of the most important documents of one’s life, having a Will ensures your estate and assets are distributed according to your wishes. Best of all, our new online Simple Will is one of the most comprehensive on the market, covering digital assets, life insurance, funeral plans, pet guardianship, bequests to charities, and organ donation. Don’t wait till it’s too late - make a Will today.

Festive Season!

calender1 20-12-2017

We would like to wish you and your family all the best during this festive season. Stay safe, be merry and remember to take some time out to enjoy yourself. With the year coming to a close, it’s a great time to review your documents and begin planning for 2018. Importantly, remember to review and update your Will to reflect any changes to your circumstances throughout the year. Whether it is an addition to your family, a wedding, divorce or a relative’s passing, be sure to make any necessary changes to your Will.

Account Membership Even Better

calender1 15-12-2017

We are pleased to announce a reduction in our Account Membership Fee from $32p/an to $22p/an - with further discounts on longer term plans. This is a saving of $10p/yr for all existing and new members commencing today. Best of all, new members receive the first year of Account Membership Free.

How to make a Bequest?

calender1 28-11-2017

Did you know you can include a Charity in our easy step-by-step online Will? The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is affiliated with some of Australia’s most respected Charities including Unicef Australia, RSPCA, Care Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society, White Ribbon Australia, The Black Dog Institute, Landcare Australia, and many more. Make a lasting legacy that helps humanitarian, environmental and educational causes. Include a Charity in your Will today.

Bushfire Preparedness!

calender1 04-11-2017

With the bushfire season upon us, it is a timely reminder of the importance to plan ahead and become bushfire ready. This not only includes your home and valuable assets, but also storing your most important documents in a secure fire retardant location - whether they are physical or digital. By registering the location of your important documents, you can rest assured both you and your loved ones will be able to quickly and easily identify them upon request. This can help save time and money searching for documents, including your Will, Property Title and Superannuation Deeds. Keeping these documents in a safe and secure location is critical, especially in a time of emergency. It is also recommended to have a duplicate copy of your important documents in a secondary location as a back up. Make sure you are bushfire ready today.

Victorian Seniors Festival

calender1 09-10-2017

Come and join the celebrations at the 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival. Now in its 35th year, this month-long celebration is the highlight on every senior’s calendar. Between 8-31 October, enjoy more than 1,500 free and low-cost events right across the state, including concerts, classes, workshops, games, tours, exhibitions and more. Best of all, public transport is free for Seniors Card holders between 8-15 October 2017.  To find out more, visit: https://www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festivalsandawards

Australian Legal Will Launch!

calender1 01-09-2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Australian Legal Will. During the month of October, we are offering members of the public a FREE simple Will when you register your Document for just $21.95*. That is a saving of $99. Make your Will today!

FREE Membership for First Year

calender1 23-06-2017

We all know the trouble of having to find an item of great value, in which we don’t know of its whereabouts. This can cause unnecessary pain and frustration, and even lead to family disputes. By registering the location of your Will and important documents online, you can help loved ones easily locate them upon request. What’s more, by registering today you will receive your first year’s membership free! This is a saving of up to $32. Simply select the documents you wish to register and follow the step-by-step online registration.

Digital Asset Planning

calender1 11-04-2017

With our lives becoming more prevalent online, knowing how to deal with one’s ‘digital assets’ is a crucial component to effective estate planning. Whether it be your email accounts, social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), domain names, photo/video storage (Flickr, YouTube), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), rewards programs (Flybuys, Frequent Flyer), computer hard drives, or passwords, your digital assets must be considered when undertaking your estate planning matters. Ensuring your executor can quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, you will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being unnecessarily processed after you are gone. Consider how you will communicate your digital account information to people you trust.

Retirement & Lifestyle Expo!

calender1 05-04-2017

The Melbourne Retirement, Lifestyle & Travel Expo will be held at the Caulfield Racecourse from Friday 6 April – Sunday 8 April 2017 from 10am - 4pm daily. The event is aimed at those planning for their retirement or already retired seeking lifestyle and travel options. There will be a variety of product and service categories including finance, estate planning, health, travel, accommodation and lifestyle interests. Parking is free and public transport is in easy walking distance. For more information visit: http://10times.com/melbourne-retirement-lifestyle

Planning for 2017

calender1 02-01-2017

With the New Year upon us, now is the time to sort through your documents and plan for 2017. Ensure you have a current up to date Will that represents your current circumstances. By registering the location of your important documents, you will not only stay organized, but also assist those you care about to easily locate your information as required. This is especially the case when the inevitable happens, and your loved ones are left to deal with winding up your estate. To make this process as easy and pain-free as possible, simply register your important documents today and bring peace-of-mind to those you love.

Digital Asset Planning

calender1 27-11-2016

With our lives becoming more digitally orientated, understanding what to do with one’s digital assets upon one’s passing is essential for effective estate planning. Digital assets include your email accounts (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo) , social media (i.e. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, WeChat), domain names, photo/video sharing (Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), rewards programs (Flybuys, Everyday Rewards, Velocity, Frequent Flyer), computer/USB hard drives (personal & business), and passwords. Ensuring your executor can quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being unnecessarily processed after you are gone. Including digital assets into your Will is necessary to ensure they are taken care of at the same time as your estate. Consider how you will communicate your digital account information to people you trust.

Estate Planning

calender1 23-10-2016

Being able to quickly and easily identify the location of one’s Will, Superannuation, Insurance and Property Titles is an essential part to effective estate administration. This can be a complex and enduring task, particularly if one is unaware of their whereabouts. If you or someone close to you has established a Will, it is important to have it registered so it can be easily found upon request. As a result, it can help speed up the administration and probate process, whilst eliminating unnecessary anxiety on family members. By registering the location of your important documents, you can provide peace-of-mind, knowing your wishes can be fulfilled.

Victorian Seniors Festival

calender1 29-09-2016

Victoria will host its 34th Seniors Festival commencing with a Celebration Day on 2 October 2016 at Federation Square. There will be over 1500 free or low cost events across Victoria throughout the month of October. The festival will include art exhibitions, cultural activities, retirement advice, food tours, musical performances, as well as nutrition and fitness workshops. For more information about the festival events calendar visit: https://www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/

Challenging a Will

calender1 03-08-2016

Australian law recognises that people may have a responsibility to others with whom they have had a close personal relationship and whom they may owe moral duty to provide for after they’re gone. A Will can be challenged after you die if: 1. You did not have the capacity to make the Will at the time it was signed; 2. The Will was made under the influence of others; 3. A dependent believes you did not leave them with a fair share of your assets. It is therefore important to make sure your Will is drafted correctly, and you give any dependents a reasonable share of your assets - especially if they are reliant upon you for financial support. If your circumstances are complex, we recommend seeking legal advice as to how best to deal with your estate upon drafting your Will. And remember, just because someone can challenge your Will, doesn’t mean they will be successful.

Digital Asset Planning

calender1 17-06-2016

With our lives becoming more prevalent online, knowing how to deal with one’s ‘digital assets’ is a crucial component to effective estate planning. Whether it be your email accounts (Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo), social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), domain names, photo/video storage (Instagram, Flickr, YouTube), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), rewards programs (Flybuys, Frequent Flyer), computer hard drives, or passwords, it is important to include your digital assets to have a comprehensive estate plan. Ensuring your executor can quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being processed after you are gone. Consider how you will communicate your digital account information to people you trust.

Online Will Register

calender1 14-04-2016

Locating a deceased person’s Will and other important documents can be time-consuming, complicated and costly. This can become even more complex if various documents are stored in different locations. By registering important documents with the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents you will help loved ones quickly and easily identify all the necessary paperwork upon ones death. All an enquirer needs to do is simply select the ‘Search’ icon to begin their investigation. This national online facility can be especially helpful for both administrators and executors responsible for winding up a deceased estate.

NSW Seniors Festival

calender1 07-04-2016

The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is holding the NSW Seniors Festival from 1 - 10 April 2016. There will be hundreds of free or discounted events featuring art, technology, finance, entertainment, sport, health and wellbeing. Events are developed in partnership with government, community, cultural, sporting and commercial organisations. This is a great opportunity to learn more about estate planning and how best to deal with financial affairs in retirement. With events including concerts, exhibitions, and comedy debates, there is something for all. For a comprehensive listing of events visit: www.nswseniorsweek.com.au

First Year Free Membership!

calender1 06-03-2016

Did you know, the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is offering new public members their first year of membership for free? Don’t let your Will and documents go missing upon your passing. Maintain peace-of-mind, knowing your hard earned assets can be distributed according to your wishes. Upon account activation, simply choose the documents you would like to register and only pay the once-off document registration. Sign up only takes a few minutes, but the benefits will have an everlasting impact for you and your loved ones. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Register your important documents today.

Finding a deceased's Will

calender1 07-02-2016

Searching for a deceased person’s Will and other important documents can be time-consuming, complicated and costly, especially when someone is grieving the loss of a loved one. This becomes even more complex if various documents are stored in different locations, or the deceased had multiple assets disbursed across different areas. That’s why the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents has made it quick and easy to identify all the necessary paperwork of a registered member. All one needs to do is simply select the ‘Search’ icon to begin their investigation. This national online service can be especially beneficial for both administrators and executors responsible for winding up a deceased estate.

New Year - Wills & Estates

calender1 01-01-2016

With 2016 upon us, now is a timely reminder to ensure one has a current and valid Will. Approximately half the Australian population does not have a Will in place, leaving them vulnerable to dying intestate – where important assets could be distributed to someone who is not their preferred choice. For those who already have a Will, the New Year presents an opportunity to review one’s circumstances and make any necessary changes to their Will. This is especially the case for those who have had significant family events occur, such as marriage, having a baby, divorce, or the passing of a loved one. Don’t wait until it’s too late – create and register your Will today.

Season's Greetings!

calender1 24-12-2015

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents would like to wish you and your family all the best during this festive season. As the year comes to an end, it’s a great time to review your paperwork and begin planning for 2016. Remember to update your Will to reflect any changes which may have taken place throughout the year. By registering the location of your important documents you can help ensure both you and your loved ones can easily locate them as required. Best wishes.

Managing Digital Assets

calender1 01-11-2015

As our lives become more prevalent online, knowing how to deal with one’s ‘digital assets’ is a crucial component to effective estate planning. Whether it be your email accounts, social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), domain names, photo/video storage (Flickr, YouTube), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), rewards programs (Flybuys, Frequent Flyer), computer hard drives, or passwords, your digital assets must be considered when undertaking your estate planning matters. Ensuring your executor can quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, you will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being unnecessarily processed after you are gone. Consider how you will communicate your digital account information to people you trust.

Estate Administration

calender1 17-09-2015

Locating a person’s important documents after one’s death is an essential aspect in effectively managing the affairs of an estate. Being able to quickly and easily identify the deceased’s Will, Superannuation, Insurance and Property Titles can be a complex and enduring task, particularly if one is unaware of their whereabouts. If you or someone close to you has established a Will, it is important it can be easily found upon request, without compromising its validity. As a result, it can help speed up the administration and probate process, whilst eliminating unnecessary anxiety on family members. Simply registering the location of your important documents can provide peace-of-mind, knowing your wishes can be fulfilled.

Include a Charity Week

calender1 07-09-2015

Include a Charity Week is a national awareness campaign sponsored by over 100 Australian charities that encourages people to consider including a charity when preparing or updating their Will. Making a bequest in your Will to one of your favourite causes - be it humanitarian, environmental or animal welfare, can have a long lasting impact for many years to come. Include a Charity Week is held from 7 – 13 September 2015. For more information on participating charities and how to go about making a bequest, visit: http://www.includeacharity.com.au

Will Disputes & Challenges

calender1 28-07-2015

With a Will being the final word of a deceased, Australian law recognises that people may have a responsibility to others with whom they have had a close personal relationship and whom they may owe moral duty to provide after they’re gone. A Will can be challenged after you die if: 1. You did not have the capacity to make the Will at the time it was signed; 2. The Will was made under the influence of others; 3. A dependent believes you did not leave them with a fair share of your assets. It is therefore important to make sure your Will is drafted correctly, and you give any dependents a reasonable share of your assets - especially if they are reliant upon you for financial support. If your circumstances are complex, we recommend seeking legal advice as to how it is best to deal with them when drafting your Will. And remember, just because someone can challenge your Will, doesn’t mean they will be successful.

Retirement Lifestyle Expo

calender1 18-07-2015

The Sydney Retirement Lifestyle & Travel Expo will be held at the Rosehill Racecourse from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 July 2015. This special event caters to those planning for their retirement or those already retired seeking lifestyle options. Product categories include finance, estate planning, health, travel, accommodation and lifestyle interests. Special guests include Frankie J. Holden and Michelle Pettigrove who will be appearing daily.

Seniors Special

calender1 21-05-2015

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is offering seniors 15% off the registration price of a Will and any other document. Simply enter Coupon Code: Pj1573V upon registration. This special offer is available for a limited time only.

Law Week: 11-17 May 2015

calender1 09-05-2015

The Victorian Law Foundation is hosting Law Week from 11 – 17 May 2015. There will be the opportunity to gain legal answers, visit behind the scenes at the courts, or simply immerse oneself in the drama of the law. With events held across Victoria on various topics including Will and Probate matters, be sure book early so you don't miss out. To find out more visit: www.lawweek.net.au

Locating a Will

calender1 22-03-2015

Trying to find a deceased person’s Will and other important documents can be time-consuming, complicated and costly. It becomes even more complex if various documents are stored in different locations. That’s why the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents has made it quick and easy to identify all the necessary paperwork of a registered member. All one needs to do is simply select the ‘Search’ icon to begin their investigation. This national online facility is especially helpful for both administrators and executors responsible for winding up a deceased estate.

2015 NSW Seniors Week

calender1 13-03-2015

To celebrate and acknowledge seniors across New South Wales, the State is holding Seniors Week from 14 - 22 March 2015. There will be hundreds of free or discounted events featuring art, technology, finance, entertainment, sport, health and well-being. Events are developed in partnership with government, community, cultural, sporting and commercial organisations. Technology seminars will give you an opportunity to learn more about computers or improve your skills using software. With events including concerts, exhibitions, and comedy debates, there is something for everyone. For a comprehensive listing of events visit: www.nswseniorsweek.com.au

FREE Membership!

calender1 01-02-2015

Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is currently offering new members their first year of membership for free. Don’t let your Will and documents go missing upon your passing. Maintain peace-of-mind, knowing your hard earned assets can be distributed according to your wishes. Simply choose the documents you would like to register and only pay the once-off document registration. Registration takes a few minutes, but the benefits will have an everlasting impact. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Register your important documents today.

Planning for 2015!

calender1 01-01-2015

With the New Year upon us, now is the time to start sorting through your documents and begin planning for 2015. Making sure your Will is up-to-date is a critical aspect to effective estate planning. By registering the location of your important documents, you will not only help ensure you stay organized, but also assist your loved ones to easily locate your information when it matters most. This is especially the case when the inevitable happens, and your loved ones are left to deal with winding up your estate. To make this process as easy and pain-free as possible, simply register your important documents and bring peace-of-mind to those you care about most.

Season's Greetings!

calender1 24-12-2014

With 2014 coming to an end, it is a good time to review your paperwork and begin to plan for 2015. Registering the location of your important documents will help ensure both you and your loved ones can easily find them when required. The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents would like to wish you and your family all the best during this festive season. May 2015 be a year of cherished moments that you can remember forever.

Be Bushfire Ready!

calender1 15-12-2014

With the bushfire season upon us, it is a timely reminder of the importance to plan ahead and become fire ready. Not only does this include your home and valuable assets, but also preparing your most important documents - whether they are physical or digital. By registering the location of your important documents, you can rest assured both you and your loved ones will be able to quickly and easily identify them upon request. This can help save time and money searching for documents, including your Will, Property Title and Superannuation Deeds. Keeping these documents in a safe and secure location is critical, especially in a time of emergency. It is also recommended to have a duplicate copy of your important documents in a secondary location as a back up.

Planning for 'Digital' Assets

calender1 02-11-2014

With our lives becoming more prevalent online, knowing how to deal with one’s ‘digital assets’ is a crucial component to effective estate planning. Whether it be your email accounts, social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), domain names, photo/video storage (Flickr, YouTube), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), rewards programs (Flybuys, Frequent Flyer), computer hard drives, or passwords, your digital assets must be considered when undertaking your estate planning matters. Ensuring your executor can quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, you will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being unnecessarily processed after you are gone. Consider how you will communicate your digital account information to people you trust.

Every Generation Festival 2014

calender1 01-10-2014

The South Australian Every Generation Festival is held from 1 – 31 October 2014. The festival aims to bring together the community in a celebration of life. It celebrates the valuable contribution made by older South Australians to the community. Events and activities are held for all ages to come together to celebrate the achievements of older people. The festival is both an inter-generational festival and a public acknowledgment of the contribution that seniors make to our society. For more information visit: https://www.cotasa.org.au/Programs/Festival/default.aspx

Estate Administration

calender1 17-09-2014

Understanding the complexity of winding up an estate, especially during a time of grief and loss, is imperative if you are to effectively locate and manage the affairs of a loved one’s estate. Trying to identify a deceased’s important documents (including their Will, Superannuation, Insurance and Property Titles) can be a complex and enduring task, particularly if one is unaware of their whereabouts. If you or someone close to you have established a Will, it is important that it can be easily found upon request, without compromising its validity. This will help speed up the administration and probate process, and eliminate any undue stress on family members. By registering the location of your important documents, you can have peace-of-mind knowing your wishes can be fulfilled.

Charitable Bequests

calender1 03-09-2014

Include a Charity Week is a national awareness campaign sponsored by over 100 Australian charities, that encourages people to consider including a charity when preparing or updating their Will. Making a bequest in your Will to one of your favourite causes - be it humanitarian, environmental or animal welfare, can have a long lasting impact for many years to come. Include a Charity Week is held from 8 – 14 September 2014. For more information on participating charities and how to go about making a bequest, visit: http://www.includeacharity.com.au

Will Disputes & Challenges

calender1 01-08-2014

As a Will is the final word of a deceased, Australian law recognises that people may have a responsibility to others with whom they have had a close personal relationship and whom they may owe moral duty to provide after they’re gone. A Will can be challenged after you die if: 1. You did not have the capacity to make the Will at the time it was signed; 2. The Will was made under the influence of others; 3. A dependent believes you did not leave them with a fair share of your assets. It is therefore important to make sure your Will is made correctly, and you give any dependents a reasonable share of your assets - especially if they are reliant upon you for financial support. If your circumstances are complex, we recommend seeking legal advice as to how it is best to deal with them when drafting your Will. And remember, just because someone can challenge your Will, doesn’t mean they will be successful.

Registration Fees

calender1 25-06-2014

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents has updated its fee structure. For more information, visit the 'Fees' section of the site. Members will be pleased to know that their annual membership has become even more affordable. It's just another way we aim to satisfy our members.

Reduced Document Prices

calender1 17-06-2014

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents has reduced the 'once off' document registration fee from $21.95 to just $19.95. This is a saving of $2 on all documents, making it even more affordable to register all your documents in one central location. Check out the 'Fees' section of the site for more details.

First year's membership FREE!

calender1 03-06-2014

We all know the trouble of having to find an item of great value, in which we don’t know of its whereabouts. This can cause unnecessary pain and frustration, and even lead to family disputes. By registering the location of your Will and important documents online, you can help loved ones easily locate them upon request. What’s more, by registering today you will receive your first year’s membership free! This is a saving of up to $52. Simply select the documents you want to register and follow the step-by-step online registration.

Digital Asset Planning

calender1 01-05-2014

As our lives become more and more prevalent online, knowing how to deal with one’s ‘digital assets’ is a crucial component to effective estate planning. Whether it be your email accounts, social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs), domain names, photo/video storage (Flickr, YouTube), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), rewards programs (Flybuys, Frequent Flyer), computer hard drives, or passwords, your digital assets must be considered when undertaking your estate planning matters. By ensuring your executor can quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, you will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being unnecessarily processed after you are gone. Consider how you will communicate your digital account information to people you trust.

April Special Offer!

calender1 08-04-2014

For the month of April, Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is offering 50% off all new Document registrations. This is an exceptional offer available for a limited time only. To help ensure your loved ones can find all your important documents when needed most, register them today. Receive a 50% discount upon registration, by simply entering Promotional Code: nSHs5Pi

How to find a Will?

calender1 24-03-2014

Here at the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents, we understand the difficulty in trying to find a loved one’s Will, especially at a time of mourning. Searching for a deceased’s latest Will and all their important documents can be time-consuming, complicated and costly. That’s why we have made it easy for you to quickly identify all the necessary paperwork upon one’s passing, by searching our national online database. Simply select the ‘Search’ icon above to begin searching. This facility can be especially helpful for both administrators and executors of deceased estates.

NSW Seniors Week!

calender1 15-03-2014

New South Wales Seniors Week is held from 15 - 23 March 2014 with events developed in partnership with government, community, cultural, sporting and commercial organisations. There will be hundreds of free or discounted events featuring art, technology, finance, entertainment, sport, health and wellbeing. To celebrate and acknowledge seniors across NSW, you can find a comprehensive listing of events by visiting www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.

Free Membership!

calender1 27-02-2014

Did you know Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents, offer all new members their first year of membership for free? Simply choose the documents you would like to register and only pay the once-off registration. Registering your important documents takes only a few minutes, but the benefits are everlasting. Maintain peace-of-mind, knowing your hard earned assets can be distributed according to your wishes. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Register the location of your important documents today!

Summer Threat: Be prepared!

calender1 28-01-2014

As parts of the nation swelter with heat waves and raging fires, it is a timely reminder to ensure you have registered the whereabouts of your most important documents, so loved ones can easily locate them if required. Make it part of your emergency preparation plan, to have the location of your documents registered. Don't wait until it's too late! Register now.

Australia Day!

calender1 26-01-2014

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Many events will be held in all the major capital cities and towns. Join in the celebrations taking place across the nation. For information on what events are being held in your area visit: http://www.australiaday.org.au/

2014 New Year Planning

calender1 01-01-2014

With the New Year upon us, it is a timely reminder to plan ahead and stay organised. Whether you are yet to create a Will, update an existing Will to reflect your current circumstances, or simply sort through your personal documentation, remember to register their location. In doing so, you can ensure your loved ones don’t face the difficulty of trying to identify the whereabouts of your important documents upon request. This can not only save them time and money, but also give you peace-of-mind knowing your wishes can be fulfilled. For those who have already registered their documents, remember to check that your information is current, especially any Nominees that have been added to access to your information. Importantly, we would like to wish you and your family all the very best for 2014.

Season's Greetings

calender1 21-12-2013

Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents would like to wish you and your family all the very best during this festive season. Special Offer: Receive 20% off all Document Registrations until 31 December 2013! Upon registration simply enter Promotional Code: 6fH6Ws7.

Free Membership

calender1 17-11-2013

Register your Will and important documents to receive your first year’s membership free. Simply set up your online account today and select the documents you want to register. You will then be able to specify the whereabouts of all your registered documents and nominate who has access to the information. As a result, you can have peace-of-mind knowing your loved ones can easily find your Will and important documents upon request.

WA Seniors Week Festival

calender1 11-11-2013

The Bendigo Bank Seniors Week Festival will be held from Sunday 10 to Sunday 17 November 2013. This is a special time of celebration for Western Australian seniors. Events and activities will be held across Western Australia, acknowledging seniors for their valued contribution to society, whilst promoting intergenerational activities during the festival period. For more information about the festival visit: http://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news-and-events/events/Pages/Bendigo-Bank-Seniors-Week-Festival-2013.aspx

NSW Bushfires

calender1 25-10-2013

The recent New South Wales bushfires is a timely reminder of the importance to prepare for life’s challenges. By registering your important documents, you will assist loved ones to quickly and easily identify them upon request. This can help eliminate the burden of having to spend countless time and money searching for important documents such as your Will, Property Title and Superannuation Deeds. Keeping such documents in a safe and secure location is critical, especially in a time of emergency. It is also recommended to have a duplicate copy of your important documents in a secondary location. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those affected by the recent devastating bushfires and we wish you a speedy recovery.

Winding up your estate

calender1 22-09-2013

What would you do if someone close to you passed away? Many people under estimate the complexity of winding up an estate, especially during a time of grief and loss. Trying to locate a loved one’s important documents (including their Will, Superannuation, and Property Titles) can be a complex and enduring task, especially if one is unaware of their whereabouts. If you or someone close to you has established a Will, it is important it can be easily found upon request. This will help speed up the administration and probate process, and eliminate any undue stress on the executor/family members. By registering the location of your important documents, you can have peace-of-mind knowing your wishes can be fulfilled.

Include a Charity Week!

calender1 16-09-2013

This week is 'Include a Charity' week across Australia. The national campaign brings together over 140 most-loved charities and is designed to encourage people to leave a gift in their Will. In doing so, it will enable charities to continue the important work they do well into the future. Currently, only 7.5 percent of Australian's include a gift to a charitable organisation in their Will. To find out more about 'Include a Charity' week and which charities are participating, visit: www.includeacharity.com.au

LIV Succession Law Conference

calender1 29-08-2013

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is proud to be participating at this year's Law Institute of Victoria - Succession (Wills & Estate) Conference. This is the second year in a row that the Australian Registry has participated in this special annual event. We invite all legal professionals attending the event to come and visit us to find out more about how our services can benefit you and your clients. The Australian Registry looks forward to participating in other similar events throughout the country.

First year's Membership FREE!

calender1 12-08-2013

Register your Will and important documents today to receive your first year’s membership free! It’s that easy. All you need to do is select the documents you want to register and proceed with the step-by-step online registration. As a result, you can save up to $52 and help ensure your loved ones can easily find your Will and important documents upon request.

New Financial Year Planning

calender1 07-07-2013

With the new financial year upon us, many people take the time to re-evaluate their personal finances. It’s also a great opportunity to plan ahead and prepare for succession matters, especially when it comes to writing a will or reviewing an existing will. In doing so, you will be able to look at the various aspects of your personal situation and update/create a will according to your wishes. Importantly, remember to register the current location of your will and important documents, to help ensure they can be located upon request. This will not only assist loved ones (and your executor) to quickly and easily finalise your estate, but also help ensure your wishes are fulfilled accordingly.

Powers of Attorney

calender1 11-06-2013

As we all know, life is full of the unexpected. Have you ever considered what you would do if you were unable to make decisions for yourself? By establishing Powers of Attorney such as Financial, Medical, and Guardianship, you will have the ability to choose a person or organization to make decisions on your behalf. It is important to choose wisely, such as a trusted family member, a proven friend or a reputable and honest professional. A financial attorney may collect your income, perform your banking, pay your bills and taxes, and invest your money. A medical attorney can consent to lawful medical treatment necessary for your wellbeing. A guardianship attorney can make lifestyle decisions for you, such as where you live or who you live with, what education or training you receive, and your daily dress and diet. These are just some of the many areas that an attorney can perform to assist you when you need it most. You can also specify when your attorney can begin making decisions for you. Importantly, upon creating a power of attorney, remember to register its location so it can be easily found upon request.

NSW Gov. Will Register Closing

calender1 05-05-2013

The New South Wales Government Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is closing its Wills Register in late 2013. The lodgment of new Will registrations has been discontinued effective immediately. Searches for Wills that have been previously listed on the register can currently still be conducted. Individuals who would like the certainty of having their Will or important documents registered in Australia, can do so via the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents site. Simply select the ‘Register Now’ icon and follow the quick and easy prompts. (Source: www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/wills/wills.htm)

Digital Assets

calender1 21-04-2013

With our lives becoming more and more prevalent online, knowing how to deal with your ‘digital assets’ is a crucial component to effective estate planning. Whether it be your email accounts, social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs), domain names, photo/video storage (Flickr, YouTube), online banking and payment systems (eBay, PayPal, Amazon, iTunes), reward programs (Flybuys, Frequent flyer), computer hard drives, or passwords, your digital assets must be considered when undertaking your estate planning matters. Ensuring your Executor can quickly and easily identify and settle any outstanding digital assets upon your death, will not only help them wind up your estate effectively, but also prevent any subscription based payments being unnecessarily processed after you are gone. Consider what method you will use to communicate your digital account information to people you trust.

Probate matters

calender1 25-03-2013

Upon one’s death, the Will of the deceased needs to be probated. Probate is the court process of legally establishing the validity of a Will. Before this can be done, the executor must firstly ascertain and locate the most current valid Will for probate to take place. A Grant of Representation needs to be made by applying to the court. Generally, the executor named in the Will is appointed to administer the deceased’s estate. The administration process can include the protection of assets, payment of any outstanding debts, and the distribution of the remainder of the estate to any beneficiaries stated in the Will.

NSW Seniors Week!

calender1 16-03-2013

New South Wales Seniors Week is held from 17 - 24 March 2013 and is the largest celebration for seniors in the southern hemisphere. There will be a large program of events developed in partnership with community, cultural, sporting and commercial organisations. To celebrate and acknowledge the fastest growing population in NSW – seniors, you can find a comprehensive listing of events by visiting www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.

Business Free Trial

calender1 10-03-2013

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is offering businesses the opportunity to sign up to a Professional Free Trial account for 30 Days! This is a great chance to see how the registry service can benefit you and your clients. To find out more, click on the 'Fees - Professional' tab and register your Free Trial account today.

Choosing an executor

calender1 11-02-2013

The role of an executor is central to winding up and distributing your estate and assets upon your death. It is therefore important to find someone you can trust and has the ability to deal with financial and personal matters. Some of the tasks an executor will have to perform include locating your most current valid Will; the probate of your Will; identification of all assets, liabilities, debtors and creditors; payment of any dues and taxes; sales of property and assets; distribution of your estate and assets to beneficiaries specified in your Will; etc. Assigning the role of executor may initially seem like an honor to the person involved, however it can also prove to be time consuming and onerous. This is why it is so important to find someone you can rely on and who is able to deal with the various complexities that may arise. If you are unsure or unable to find someone who you think is suitable to undertake this role, there are professionals who specialise in this field which can assist you in winding up your estate. Contact your local solicitor or State Trustees for further information.

Finding a Will

calender1 09-01-2013

Here at the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents, we understand the difficulty in trying to find a loved one’s Will, especially at a time of mourning. Searching for a deceased’s latest Will and all their important documents can be time-consuming, complicated and costly. That’s why we have made it easy for you to quickly identify all the necessary paperwork upon one’s passing, by searching our national online database. Simply select the ‘Search’ icon above to begin searching. This facility can be especially helpful for both administrators and executors of deceased estates.

Season's Greetings

calender1 23-12-2012

From everyone at the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents, we would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe festive season. Many people use this time of year to review their circumstances and update their personal documents. We hope that you will have much success in sorting through and organising your paperwork to ensure your loved ones will be able to easily identify your important documents upon request. Wishing you a Happy New Year for 2013.

Document Locations

calender1 18-11-2012

Did you know you can update your document locations as many times as you need free of charge? That's right... if you're moving house, changing your secure storage service or simply doing a 'spring clean' tidying up your paperwork, rest assured you can 'edit' your registered information at no extra cost. Simply log into your account and update your document locations. It's that easy!

Business Free Trial!

calender1 15-10-2012

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents is offering businesses the opportunity to sign up to a Professional Free Trial account for 30 Days! This is a great chance to see how the registry service can benefit you and your clients. To find out more, click on the 'Fees - Professional' tab and register your Free Trial account today.

Better Accessibility

calender1 07-09-2012

We've enhanced our system, so you can now nominate up to 12 people to access your registered information at no extra cost. This allows more people you care about to easily identify your registered documents upon request.

Documents Discounted

calender1 02-09-2012

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents has discounted most of the documents available for registration from $24.95 to $21.95. This is a saving of up to $3 on most documents, making it more affordable for you to register all your documents in one central location. Check out the 'Fees' section of the site for more information.

Dying without a Will

calender1 18-07-2012

Did you know if you do not have a Will upon passing, you are said to have died 'intestate'? This means your estate and assets will be distributed according to a specific formula outlined in the Administration and Probate Act 1958. As a result, the distribution of your assets may not be how you would have intended. Your assets could even go to someone you didn't plan to leave anything to. This is why it is so important to have a valid Will and register its location, so loved ones can easily locate and execute it according to your wishes.

Locating a Will

calender1 10-06-2012

Did you know that most people who have a Will, fail to register it's location? This can create many problems for loved one's, who are usually left with the task of wrapping up your estate and assets. The stress and burden of not knowing where to begin searching, can create angst and frustration for those closest to you, especially whilst mourning the passing of a loved one. Considering a Will is one of the most important documents of one's life, it is vital to ensure it's safe whereabouts.

Free Membership *

calender1 01-05-2012

Receive your first year of membership free, when you register any document with the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents. That's right, your membership is free for the first year! To find out more, visit the 'Fees' page of the site.

Anzac Day

calender1 24-04-2012

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents pays tribute to the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Commemorations go out to all those who served and sacrificed their lives for their countries.

Updating your Will

calender1 01-03-2012

Here at the Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents, we understand that everybody's circumstances are unique. There are marriages, separations, births and deaths. That's why it is important to make sure your Will is updated to reflect your personal situation. Accordingly, it is just as important to register your updated Will, to help ensure the most current Will is located upon request.

Personal Documents

calender1 23-01-2012

With the New Year upon us, it's a good time to review files and ensure personal documents are in order. Check to see if you have any new documents or information that may need to be registered. It's also a good time to review who has access to your registered information and ensure their details are correct. By taking these simple steps, you can rest assured your personal affairs are kept up to date.

Season's Greetings

calender1 12-12-2011

The Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents would like to wish you and your loved ones all the best during the festive season. Happy New Year!

Enhanced Capability

calender1 27-09-2011

We have been responding to your suggestions by adding even more improvements to enhance capability and performance. So next time you 'login', take a look and see the difference. We appreciate any comments or feedback you have.

Nominee Access

calender1 11-05-2011

Did you know you can nominate different people to each document you register? This enables you to have complete control over who has access to your registered information. It's just another way we aim to give you the ability to manage your business the way you wish.

Flood Relief Appeal

calender1 14-01-2011

Queensland has experienced one of the worst floods in history. To make a donation to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal, please visit: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

Membership Pricing

calender1 29-10-2010

Australian Registry of Wills, Deeds and Documents has updated its pricing structure. All new account holders now receive the first year of Membership free. Please refer to the Fees page for further information.