Create your Last Will and Testament

Australian Capital Territory
Your Last Will and Testament will be governed by the laws of Australian Capital Territory. Also, it will be tailored to meet the specific laws and regulations of Australian Capital Territory

Your Information

The creator of a Last Will is called the Testator or Testatrix.

(e.g. Street, City, State/Territory, Postcode)


If you are widowed or divorced then you are considered to be single for the purpose of a Last Will.

Executor/Personal Representative


One executor is normally sufficient. If you have two executors, they must be able to AGREE on each decision to be made.

Common Questions

What is an Executor/Personal Representative?An Executor/Personal Representative is the person(s) you choose to administer your estate.


List all children from any relationship, born to you or adopted by you. (Note: Do not list stepchildren unless you have adopted them. If you want to leave something to a stepchild, you can do that in the "Specific Gifts" or "Residue of Estate" sections.)

Note: You must list all children. Any child not specifically named in your Will may have the right to claim against your Will as if no Will had been created.

Specific Gifts

Use this section if you want to give certain people specific things. Make sure you describe the gift well enough that anyone reading your Will would recognise what you mean.

Distribution of Residue of Estate

Indicate how many beneficiaries you wish to name for the residue of your estate:

A beneficiary is a person who receives something in your Will. An organisation can be a beneficiary.

First Beneficiary of Estate Residue

Who will get this portion of your estate if the beneficiary is not alive at the time of your death?

Common Questions

What is included in the residue of my estate?The "residue" of your estate is all your property that was not given to someone in the specific gifts section.

Additional Clauses

Click here for tips on drafting your additional clauses.

Signing Details


Remember that both of your witnesses should be competent adults who are not receiving anything under your Will, and are not the spouses of individuals receiving anything under your Will.

Remember to print out and read the Instructions for Executing Your Last Will and Testament provided with your document.

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