COVID-19 ➲ The Australian Legal Response

What can I do if COVID-19 restrictions are making it impossible to execute my Australian Will or other key estate planning documents?

COVID-19 Emergency measures for witnessing of Wills etc.:

As an emergency response to COVID-19 some states + territories have temporarily relaxed witnessing requirements for Wills + other key documents.

The relaxations allow remote witnessing using an audio-video link (AVL) over the internet. We strongly recommend they only be used as a last resort with the involvement of your lawyer. Practical COVID-Safe alternatives such as "Will through a window!" are preferred.

See our recent blog article "COVID-19 Safe Solutions for Witnessing Wills + Other Key Documents in Australia" for more information.