The most common types of trusts established in Australia for investment and asset protection include:

  • Discretionary (Family) Trusts
  • Unit Trusts
  • Bare Trusts
  • Hybrid Trusts

Our trust deeds and legal documents are professionally prepared, and reviewed by our solicitors. To set up a trust with Shelfcom follow these three easy steps:

  • Complete our one page Discretionary Trust order form or complete our one page Unit Trust order form.
  • Please review and email your order including your preferred method of payment to [email protected]
  • Our solicitors will prepare and review the trust deed before the deed is emailed to you to print and sign. If requested we will send two original bound deeds to you by post for signing.

Alternatively, simply click here to download and print our new Discretionary (Family) Trust Order Form or click here to download and print our new Unit Trust Order Form. Please complete the Discretionary (Family) Trust Order Form or Unit Trust Order Form including the payment details section and email to [email protected].

In South Australia, it is optional to have your trust deeds stamped and you are not required to do so by law. Upon your request, we can arrange stamping with Revenue SA at no extra cost. This applies to South Australian trust deeds only, and while we do set up trust deeds for our clients across Australia, stamping costs and requirements vary across each state and territory.

Our superior service means that we are here to assist you, please contact us if you have any queries.

If you require a Bare Trust, Hybrid Trust, or any other type of trust not listed on our website, please contact us, and our solicitors will speak with you directly to set this up. Our solicitors can also make amendments to our standard trust deeds if you require extra provisions allowing for your specific situation.

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