A will can be revoked only by a testator (will maker) with testamentary capacity. Others cannot revoke the will - even by destroying it. An attorney cannot revoke a will either. In NSW there is legislation on revoking a will s11 Succession Act 2006 SUCCESSION ACT 2006 - SECT 11 When and how can a will be revoked? How do you revoke a will? Simply ripping it up is one way, but there is a risk that you could die and others look for the will and not find it but they may think it is lost and a copy could be admitted to probate. A better way would be revoking the will in writing signed and witness as a will is. Actually, the ideal way would be to do a new will, with a clause revoking the old one. Don’t forget without a will your assets will pass via the intestacy laws so they may not end up where you want them to go.