Events, Seminars and Training: Public Trustee

The Public Trustee hosts a range of events, free community information seminars and training sessions throughout the year.

Wills and Deceased Estates Seminars (Free)

Join the Public Trustee for a free community information session to help you make informed choices about making and storing your Will and planning the future administration of your financial affairs and estate.

  • What happens if you die without a valid Will?
  • Who can challenge your Will?
  • What do executors and administrators do?
  • Protect yourself from financial abuse through Enduring Powers of Attorney and State Administrative Tribunal orders.

Bookings essential. Phone 1300 746 116 or use the online booking links below.

November 2020 - Seniors Week

Online Bookings - www.trybooking.com/BGTXG

Location: Perth CBD

Date/Time: Monday 9 November 2020 | 10.15 am to 11.45 am
Date/Time: Tuesday 10 November 2020 | 10.15 am to 11.45 am (SOLD OUT)
Date/Time: Thursday 12 November 2020 | 10.15 am to 11.45 am (SOLD OUT)

Venue: Public Trustee Level 1/553 Hay Street Perth

February 2021 - Wills and Deceased Estates Seminar

Bookings - 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666 or visit www.melvillecity.com.au/afmevents

Location: Melville
Date/Time: Wednesday 3 February 2021  |  10.00 am to 11.30 am
Venue: Melville Civic Centre 10 Almondbury Road Booragoon

Where's Your Will? Day

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The fourth annual 'Where’s Your Will? Day' is on Friday 3 September 2021 and it’s the perfect opportunity to start conversations around the importance of making and safely storing your Will.

So, where exactly is your Will? Have you stored it somewhere so not even you can find it? Investing time and money in making a Will is fruitless if it can’t be found after you die. 

Some organised testators make the whereabouts of their original Will known to their executor, however, many keep information about their Will a secret. The Public Trustee often gets calls from the family and friends, who are frantically searching for their lost or undiscoverable Will.

While the Public Trustee doesn’t know where every Will is, it is custodian of over 120,000 Wills safely stored in its WA Will Bank, a free community service for all Western Australians.

The WA Will Bank is a free community service that safely stores Western Australian Wills in our purpose-built, fire-proof vault, keeping them safe from loss, theft and damage.

Visit the WA Will Bank to find out more.

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Private Administrator Training

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The Public Trustee, together with the Office of the Public Advocate, runs a 3-hour session to help Private Administrators better understand what is required of them. This session is appropriate for both new administrators and those who require a refresher on how to prepare their annual accounts. A catering and materials cost of $25 applies, which can be reimbursed from the Represented Person’s funds.

Administrators can book online at www.trybooking.com/LNPQ or by downloading, completing and returning the Private Administrator Training form or calling 1300 746 116.

Session date and time:

  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 | 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
  • Tuesday 9 February 2021 | 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Wednesday 19 May 2021 | 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
  • Thursday 5 August 2021 | 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Tuesday 23 November 2021 | 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm

​We recommend booking early as places are limited and cannot be reserved without confirmed payment.

Announcements

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What you need to know about "Getting your affairs in order"

If you don’t have a clear plan and instructions for others to follow, you risk losing control over how your assets are manged and the future well-being of you or your loved ones. Take a look at what’s involved in getting your affairs in order.
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Incorrectly storing your Will can be a grave mistake

There's no point in investing time and money writing your Will if it can't be found after you die. Learn more about the The WA Will Bank, a free Will storage service for all Western Australians thanks to the Public Trustee.
Page reviewed 19 October 2020