Under the Wills Act 1997 (Vic) a formal Will must be:

  • in writing;
  • signed by the will-maker (but where the will-make is unable to sign the Will for any reason, it may be signed by another person in will-maker’s presence under their direction);
  • signed by the will-maker with the intention of executing a Will;
  • signed by the will-maker in the presence of two or more witnesses;
  • signed by at least two witness in the presence of the will-maker.