Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral inevitably demands a series of decisions to be made.

In instances where the deceased has made their wishes known, the decision making process is often straight forward.

Where this is not the case, however, the family will need to delegate responsibility for arranging the funeral to a set representative.

This person will need to be prepared to issue instruction on:

  • Organ donation
  • Private versus public funeral service
  • Preferred time and date for the service
  • Venue: church, private chapel, cemetery chapel etc.
  • Viewing: open casket, closed, or none
  • Music selection
  • Pallbearers
  • Preparation and delivery of the eulogy
  • Speakers
  • Floral arrangements
  • Newspaper death notice
  • Requests for donations to a select charity to honour the deceased
  • Payment/finances

For further information, complete our contact form below, or phone 1800 653 595.

Who needs to be notified?

Notifying the correct authorities when someone has died is an important task, and one that is best undertaken before a funeral.

Contacts may include government organisations, utilities, health and financial authorities.

  • Accountant
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Banks
  • Boards or Directorships
  • Building Society
  • Charities
  • Chemist
  • Church or Religious Affiliations
  • Clubs and Associations
  • Credit Union
  • Dentist
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Electoral Office
  • Employer and or Former Employers
  • General Practitioner
  • Government Department of Social Services
  • Home Appliance/General Rental Companies
  • Home Medical
  • Insurance Companies
  • Loan Companies
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medicare
  • Medical Specialists and/or Hospital
  • Neighbours
  • Nursing Home or Silver Chain
  • Organisations: Rotary, Lions etc
  • Post Office
  • Private Health Fund
  • Red Cross Blood Bank
  • School, University, College
  • St Johns Ambulance
  • Superannuation
  • Telecommunications Companies
  • Unions
  • Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water