All probate lodgments must be made electronically using CourtSA.

View information about rules, forms and process changes.

For self-represented litigants refer to Practice Note 1 of 2019.

A grant of probate or of letters of administration is a legal document issued by the Probate Registry. The grant enables the legal personal representative named in the grant to formally administer the estate of the deceased person, by collecting and dealing with assets and paying estate debts.

The Supreme Court of South Australia has exclusive jurisdiction in this State to make orders in relation to the:

  •  validity of Wills of deceased persons;
  •  appointment of an executor or administrator of a deceased estate; and
  • administration of deceased estates.
The Probate Registry deals with applications for grants and other related matters. Probate officers will examine applications to ensure compliance with the relevant rules and legislation.
The Probate Registry keeps a register of all grants issued by the Court.  If you wish to search for a grant issued after 1980 then please go to CourtSA.

If you are looking for a grant issued before 1980 then please email the Court at

Registry Staff may provide directions on making an application for a grant but will not provide legal advice.

We can help you with general information on:

For more information on your legal rights, responsibilities and options we encourage you to talk to a lawyer to obtain specific advice regarding your situation.

If you wish to attend there are sessions held by the Probate Registry on a regular basis explaining how to navigate CourtSA. This is procedural information only. No legal advice will be given.

When: once a month

  • 3rd Wednesday of the month – 3pm – 4pm

Excluding Public Holidays

Where:  Sessions will be held in the Jury Room in the Sir Samuel Way Building 241-259 Victoria Square Adelaide 5000.