State role in intestacy
Does my estate automatically revert to the State if I die intestate?
The short answer is no unless there are no other living persons to whom the estate may be distributed. There is a structure for the distribution of an estate which is described in another answer.
For NSW I would suggest you review the NSW State Trustee and Guardian web site. There is a useful discussion of wills.
It is best to have a will so that this issue does not arise. If you are asking the question and can still make a will I suggest you do so!
Suggested way forward
Speak to a lawyer about your specific situation but you are best placed to start with drafting a Will.
No, your estate does not revert automatically to the State if you die intestate.
The property will pass to the Crown if a person dies intestate leaving no husband or wife and no issue, parent, brother, sister, child of a brother or sister, grandparent, uncle, aunt or child of an uncle or aunt.
The following is a decision tree about entitlements on intestacy in WA.
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