About Us

NSW Trustee & Guardian commenced operations on 1 July 2009 merging the Public Trustee NSW and the Office of the Protective Commissioner. NSW Trustee & Guardian's role is to act as an independent and impartial Executor, Administrator, Attorney and Trustee for the people of NSW. It also provides direct financial management services and authorisation and direction to private financial managers. 

We have a network of branches and regularly hold plan ahead days at local community venues across NSW. There is an agent for NSW Trustee & Guardian at every Local Court in NSW. Service NSW Centres also offer information on our services.

NSW Trustee & Guardian supports the Public Guardian, which is a statutory officer under the Guardianship Act 1987. The Public Guardian operates independently but reports administratively to the Chief Executive Officer of NSW Trustee & Guardian.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Vision To be the first choice trustee of the people of NSW.
To work with the people of NSW to provide security and certainty in giving effect to their will and preferences in the planning and management of their estate.
Values Integrity, Trust, Service, Accountability


Areas of Operation and Client Support Services

NSW Trustee & Guardian has two core business areas:

Trustee Services:

  • Will making
  • Estate Administration
  • Corporate and Individual Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney

Financial Management Services:

Specialist Services

Our specialist services include:
  • Funds Management
  • Taxation 
  • Legal
  • Financial Planning
  • Genealogy

Links to other Australian Public Trustees

Contact details for Public Trustees in other Australian States providing the similar services as NSW Trustee and Guardian.

Australian Capital Territory

Public Trustee for the ACT



Public Trustee of Queensland



Public Trustee of Tasmania



State Trustees Ltd


Western Australia

Public Trustee of Western Australia


South Australia

Public Trustee of South Australia


Northern Territory

Public Trustee of Northern Territory



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Our Locations

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