45% of Australians don’t have a Will!

Statistics for Wills in Australia

The NSW Trustee and Guardian (the replacement of the NSW Public Trustee) indicates that 45% of Australians don’t have a Will. Compared to the reasonable assumption that 100% of people die, that’s a glaring statistic showing an imbalance which then begs the question “why is there a section of the Australian population who don’t have a Will?”

We’ve created this quick poll using some statements that we’ve heard over the years. So if you also don’t have a Will, let us know why.

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On 19 August 2011, we’ll be running a free information session on Wills and estate planning at the Harris Park Community Centre as part of Will Awareness Day. Come along and you’ll find that writing a Will isn’t as difficult as it may seem, doesn’t cost as much as you thought, and doesn’t take a lot of time to do right (especially with professional advice and guidance).

A Will is probably one of the most important documents you’ll ever write in your life, and while you’ll never be around to regret not writing one, your family and loved ones that you leave behind will.

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