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No More NOITAFG Notices

Death Notices

At the back of the newspaper, in the Deaths/Notices section it is common to see notices published by executors/lawyers seeking to obtain a grant of probate for the administration of the estate.

You probably won’t be seeing this anymore.

From 24 November 2017, it will no longer be a requirement to publish a Notice of Intention to Apply for Grant in a newspaper.

Publication requirements are still required in the Queensland Law Reporter.

s67 Trusts Act Statements

However, a section 67 Trusts Act 1973 (QLD) Statement published separately from a Notice of Intention to Apply for a Grant will still need to be published in a newspaper.

Amending Laws

The relevant laws applicable to the new amendments are:

  • Section 252 of the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (Qld), which amends section 67 of the Trusts Act 1973 (Qld):

  • The Uniform Civil Procedure (Notice of Intention to Apply for Grant) Amendment Rule 2017 which amends Rule 599 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) (UCPR); and

  • Supreme Court of Queensland Practice Direction 14 of 2017.

Contact: Evan Sarinas 0418 150 111 on Estate Administration and Succession Planning issues.


This publication is intended as general information only and not specific legal advice. All liability is specifically disclaimed for reliance on same. Seek professional legal advice.

“Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.”

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