About the Public Trustee

The Public Trustee provides estate, trustee, will and will storage services to Northern Territory (NT) residents.

It also manages property that has been restrained or forfeited under the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002.

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Who the Public Trustee reports to

If the Public Trustee is appointed by a court order, the Public Trustee may be required to report back to the court on a regular basis.

They are also responsible to the Supreme Court and may need to apply to the court for permission to do certain things.

The Public Trustee has the additional responsibility of reporting to government through the Department of Justice and the Attorney General.

The Public Trustee is also subject to the scrutiny of both internal and external auditors, as well as the Ombudsman, who has the power to investigate all matters and report all adverse findings to Parliament.

The Public Trustee is subject to the Public Trustee Act 1979.

Contact the Public Trustee

Freecall: 1800 517 223


GPO Box 470
Darwin NT 0801
Nichols Place
Corner of Cavenagh and Bennett Streets
Darwin NT
Phone: 08 8999 7271
Fax: 08 8999 7882

Alice Springs

Ground Floor Centrepoint Building
Corner of Gregory Terrace and Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: 08 8951 5338

Last updated: 26 February 2019

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