Letters of Administration

From $990 plus court fees, advertising and outlays

At Generations Law we make the process of applying for letters of administration easy. Enjoy peace of mind with our fixed fee options. Get started on-line today or get in touch for a complimentary discussion and obligation free quote.


Letters of Administration prove to the world that a person (the administrator) is entitled to deal with the estate and collect the assets of the person that has passed away. Letters of Administration are appropriate where a person has died without a will (known as intestacy) or where there is a will, but either it does not name an executor or nobody named as an executor is willing or able to act. If, instead, there is a will and it names an executor who is willing and able to act, a grant of Probate would be appropriate. In addition, costs incurred making an application for Letters of Administration (including our fees) can be reimbursed by the estate.


How much does it cost?

Our basic Letters of Administration service starts at $990 (inclusive of GST) plus outlays for one applicant. This assumes the application is uncomplicated and uncontested. In addition to our professional fees (for an application in Queensland) is the application fee of $766.80 payable separately to the court. For eligible concession card holders, this fee is $139.90. Additionally, a fee of $161.70 applies for advertising the notice of intention to apply which starts the process. Unfortunately, not all applications are straightforward. In this case, we’ll take a look at your situation and provide an obligation free quote based on your individual circumstances.

How long does it take?

This depends on your circumstances as well as the workload of the court. We normally advise to expect that the process will take 2-3 months from receiving your instructions to receiving the grant of /letters of administration, but it could also be more or less than this depending on your case. There are minimum time requirements surrounding advertising and notifying the public trustee that must be complied with before the application can be lodged with the Supreme Court.

What do I need to do?

Start by getting in touch using one of the options below. Once we have enough information about you and the services you require we’ll prepare a quote and client agreement. Once this is accepted by you we’ll start preparing the application documents and arrange for the application to be advertised and the process to commence.

What you get

First and foremost you’ll be getting a professional, caring and dedicated service from an experienced solicitor that puts your needs and circumstances first. We’ve built our practice around the demands of modern, busy clients so you can expect certainty of fees, no surprises and a flexible array of contact options including online, video-conference and telephone, not constrained by the standard opening hours of traditional law firms.

A customised quote to suit you.

Fixed fees with no surprises.

Flexible contact options.

Caring and dedicated service.

Remote services - no need to attend an office.

Get started today

For your convenience, we offer a variety of ways in which you can get started right now. Choose from the options below, completely obligation free.

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(07) 3535 0609

Level 54, 111 Eagle Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000
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Generations Law would like to acknowledge the First Nations people as the original inhabitants and traditional custodians of the lands on which we operate and pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging as they hold the memories, traditions and culture of these lands and waterways and thank them for their wisdom and guidance. These include the Yuggera and Turrbal people in and around Brisbane, the Goenpul & Jandawal people of Moreton Bay, the Kombumerri people of the Yugambeh language group of the Gold Coast and the Gubbi Gubbi people of the Sunshine Coast.