National Wills Week
11-17 September 2023
Wills aren’t just for Boomers – Everyone 18 Years and over needs a Will
This year marks the inaugural National Wills Week, led by State and Territory Public Trustee services to raise awareness of the importance of advance life planning at all ages.
Running from Monday 11 September to Sunday 17 September 2023, the week has one key goal in mind - to bust the myth that advance life planning can wait until retirement.
Many Australians pass away each year without a valid Will, with a staggering proportion of adults falling within the 18 to 25-year age bracket. It’s time we dispel any misconceptions that end-of-life planning is reserved for the elderly.
A common misconception among young Australians is that they don’t have enough to warrant a Will. Yet, what can easily be overlooked are hard-earned savings, unexpected insurance payouts, the value of collectable items or vehicles, and extended family estates where the young person is named a beneficiary.
This year’s campaign aims to educate young adults – and all Australians – on the importance of advance life planning, highlighting the assets that are included in their estate, and raising awareness around the services that can support them to establish a Will.
If you, or a young person in your orbit, has personal assets and responsibilities, such as a car, a savings account, insurance, or even collectables, it’s time to make a valid Will. What better time than now, during National Wills Week?
Private Administrator Training
The Public Trustee and the Office of the Public Advocate provides a three-hour seminar to assist Administrators understand what is required of them in their role. The seminar is appropriate for newly-appointed Administrators and those who require a refresher on how to prepare the annual accounts.
A catering and materials cost of $25 applies, which can be reimbursed from the Represented Person’s funds
- Tuesday 21 November 2023
9.30 am – 12.30 pm