Estate Administration

Last updated: March 2020

How to Administer a Deceased Estate

Most families are overwhelmed after experiencing a loss – use our comprehensive guide to help you work through the administration.

The time needed to deal with a loss is often interrupted by the immediate necessity for funeral planning and deceased estate administration. Knowing where to start or where to find guidance can be helpful. The estate administration process can be summarised in seven main areas – click each to find out more:

Where to Start?

Answer a few questions to find out where you should start by clicking on each answer.

Estate Administration Services


Free online guide

simplyEstate’s online Process Guide helps Executors, Administrators and Next of Kin navigate through the deceased administration process step-by-step.

& Tools

Free to $39.90

simplyEstate’s Checklists & Tools assist you when working through the estate administration. Review all and only pay for the ones you want to use.


First phone appointment free

simplyEstate’s Phone Appointments allow you to discuss the deceased estate administration. We will provide general guidance but not advice as per our Terms & Conditions.

How it Works

How simplyEstate Administration works

The Process Guide allows you to work through the deceased estate administration process in a structured way.


You have full control and decide at each step how much you want to do yourself, how much support you want from us or from one of our carefully selected Specialist Partners across Australia near you.

What Our Users Say


“I wish I’d found your site earlier in the process – it is incredibly useful, clear and easy to understand. I am most impressed with your customer service and helpfulness.”


Alison Bird


“Fantastic resource, it has been my gospel during the estate administration process allowing me to just cross things off or read if they are relevant. Thanks for your effort and diligence in putting this information in the public domain.”

Kevin Dickinson


“I found your website and the extensive process guide extremely helpful to read about what needs to be done, and have purchased the tools so I can properly execute my wife’s will.”


Gary Wall