Function VF 50
State trustee
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    Administration of estates
    Curator of estates of deceased persons

  • Do not use this Function for
    Administration of lunatic estates
    Administration of estates of protected persons

 
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Background

The office of the Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons was established by the Act for the Administration of the Estates of Deceased Persons in Certain Cases (1860). Under this Act, the Curator was empowered to administer the estates of deceased persons who by will or any codicil appointed the Curator as executor. Prior to the establishment of the office of the Curator of Estates of deceased persons the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Victoria performed these functions.

The office of the Public Trustee was constituted and incorporated by the Public Trustee Act 1939 which was amended by the Public Trustee Act 1940. The Public Trustee was the successor in law of the Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons
The Public Trustee was empowered to act as administrator, trustee, executor and attorney.
On 1 July 1994, State Trustees succeeded the Office of the Public Trustee as Victorias first State owned company under the State Trustees (State Owned Company) Act 1994.
 
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- 1945 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
1945 - 1949 Department of the Treasurer (also known as Treasury and Treasurer's Office) VA 865
1949 - cont Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
1994 - cont State Trustees Limited VA 3975
 
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- 1945 Law VRG 19
1945 - 1949 Treasurer VRG 23
1949 - cont Law VRG 19