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Reform to PT/OPA Services

The State Government has announced its intention to merge the Public Trustee and the Office of the Public Advocate, under reforms aimed at improving services to vulnerable South Australians. The proposed merger would see customers and clients who currently use the services of both PT and OPA dealing with one agency that addresses all of [...]

Changes to Public Trustee Services

From July 1 2019, the Public Trustee will only create new Wills or Enduring Powers of Attorney free of charge for eligible concession holders or people who are subject to a protection or administration order issued by the Courts or the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. If you have a current Will or Enduring [...]

Public Trustee Telephony System

Public Trustee has introduced a new telephone system from 18th December. This new system will provide a better experience for customers by more efficiently getting you through to the right person.  We are continuing to work through the transition to the new system and apologise if you experience any delays in the meantime.  If you [...]

New Port Lincoln Location

Public Trustee has a new location for Will appointments in Port Lincoln. Appointments will now be conducted at; Port Lincoln Library 2 London Street, Port Lincoln Find out when our next visit is and make a free appointment by calling (08) 8226 9204 or 1800 673 119 (country landline freecall), emailing or via our online [...]

Now showing at Wallis Cinemas: assistance for SA seniors

Please give a round of applause to SA’s Wallis Cinemas! It’s now showing a Community Service Announcement highlighting services provided by agencies – including ours - that assist and protect older South Australians. This pre-movie promo informs cinema patrons about the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and its member agencies. They include the [...]

Introducing the New Acting Public Trustee

Ms Nicolle Rantanen has been appointed as Acting Public Trustee for a period of six months commencing 19th March 2018. Nicolle's current position is Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Treasury and Finance.  Nicolle is also Chair of the State Procurement Board, Deputy Chair of the South Australian Financing Authority and chairs various other [...]

Regional Visits – March

Need to make or update your Will or Enduring Power of Attorney? Make a free appointment at Public Trustee’s head office at 211 Victoria Square Adelaide, or at one of the many metropolitan and regional locations that we visit each month. March Regional Visits: Whyalla Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Inc. 127 Nicolson Avenue, [...]

Message to Customers

Dear Valued Customers In the District Court this morning, a former employee of Public Trustee, Alana Bartels, was sentenced to five years and six months imprisonment with a non-parole period of two years and six months for a series of dishonesty charges. The sentence imposed reflects the seriousness of these offences. Following Ms Bartels’ arrest, [...]