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Updates and Events

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Free Community Education Talk

Financial Elder Abuse – What Seniors, Families and Professionals Need to Know.

While many older Western Australians are happily "spending their children's inheritance" others are less able to enjoy their money. Sadly, the incidence of financial elder abuse among vulnerable seniors is rapidly increasing. Isolation and dependence due to frailty or dementia increases an elderly person’s risk of losing money or assets to family, caregivers or fraudsters through greed, deception, pressure or guilt.

Help stop elder abuse by joining us for a topical discussion on recognising & reporting financial elder abuse; managing family expectations around gifts, loans and inheritance; use and misuse of EPAs and Wills; and ways to protect older people from financial exploitation.

Venue: Public Trustee Building, Level 1, 553 Hay Street, Perth.

Date: Friday 15 June, 10.30 pm to 12.00 pm

Register: or call 1300 746 116.

Want more information about elder abuse or to talk confidentially about your concerns? Call the WA Elder Abuse Helpline on 1300 724 679

Free Wills Seminar

Following the demand for our Law Week talks, the Public Trustee is holding an additional session on Wills and Deceased Estate Administration.

Join the Public Trustee for a FREE community education talk to help you make informed choices about making and storing your Will and planning the future administration of your financial affairs and estate.

  • What really happens if you die without a valid Will?
  • Who can challenge your Will?
  • What do executors and administrators do?
  • Protecting yourself from financial abuse through Enduring Powers of Attorney and SAT Orders

Date and time: Thursday 28 June 10.30 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Public Trustee Building, Level 1, 553 Hay Street Perth

Private administrator training

The Public Trustee, together with the Office of the Public Advocate, runs a 3-hour session to help Private Administrators better understand what is required of them. This session is appropriate for both new administrators and those who might require a refresher on how to prepare their annual accounts. A catering and materials cost of $25 applies, which can be reimbursed from the Represented Person’s funds.

Administrators can book online at or by downloading, completing and returning the Private Administrator Training form or calling 1300 746 116. Session times for 2018 are:

  • Tuesday 15 May 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Monday 20 August 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 14 November 5:00pm to 8:00pm

We recommend booking early as places are limited and cannot be reserved without confirmed payment.

Public Information Seminars and Events

The Public Trustee regularly holds information sessions for community organisations who would like to learn more about the Public Trustee and its services including Wills, Deceased Estates and Financial Administration.

While we would love to accommodate all requests, due to resource constraints, we are unable to help with talks for audiences smaller than 40 people. If you would like the Public Trustee to speak at your event but are unable to gather the required number of people, you may wish to consider partnering with another organisation or group who may also be interested.

Contact our Marketing and Communications Officer to discuss booking a speaker for your event.

WA Will Bank - Where's Your Will?

The WA Will Bank is a community service that safely stores Western Australian Wills in our purpose-built, fire-proof vault, keeping them safe from loss, theft and damage. It is free to store your own Will in the WA Will Bank.

To find out more about the WA Will Bank, visit the WA Will Bank page.

Last updated: 24-May-2018

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