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.

23-29 May 2021 - WA Will Week

Bookings - 1300 746 116 6 or visit www.trybooking.com/BPVOV

Monday 24 May, 2021
Location: Cockburn 
Venue: Cockburn ARC - Vetrans Parade Cockburn Central
Time: 10.15 am to 11.45 am

Tuesday 25 May, 2021
Location:  Bentley
Venue: Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
Time: 10.15 am to 11.45 am
Or
Location:  Perth CBD
Venue: Public Trustee Function Room 
Time: 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Or
Location:  Perth CBD
Venue: Public Trustee Function Room 
Time: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Wednesday 26 May, 2021
Location: Mindarie
Venue: Mindarie Quinns Community Centre 
Time: 10.15 am to 11.45 am

Friday 28 May, 2021
Location:  Perth CBD
Venue: Public Trustee Function Room 
Time: 10.15 pm to 11.45 am

 

Give2Good Week

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#CelebrateGiving

Give2Good Week is a generosity movement inspiring Western Australians to give, volunteer or gift funds within the charitable sector, thereby increasing the positive impact these organisations have on our society.

Brought to you by the Give2Good Foundation, Give2Good Week is a time to share inspirational stories of local generosity and celebrate the many different forms of giving, including time, talent or treasure.

Everyone loves hearing about acts of good in our world and by highlighting the kindness and charitable contributions made by local giving heroes, we provide everyone, young and old, with the opportunity to reflect on how they too can contribute to the greater good.

Give2Good Week aims to spark generosity across the state, so that giving, volunteering, donations and gifts in Wills become the norm for all Western Australians.

Do you know a local giving hero who should be celebrated? Share their story today...

  • Give2Good Week 2021 ran between March 21 - 27, 2021.
  • Give2Good Week 2022 dates will be announced soon.

To find out how you can #CelebrateGiving, visit www.give2goodweek.com.au, email give2good@justice.wa.gov.au or phone 1300 746 116.

Private Administrator Training - May, August, November

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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:

  • 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.

Where's Your Will? Day - 3 September

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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.

Resources:

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 6 April 2021