Helping you find government information and services

Death and bereavement

Find government information and support to help when someone you love or care for has died.

Death and bereavement [NSW]

New South Wales Government page providing links to information about funerals, bereavement, dying with dignity, wills and legal issues.

Department of Premier and Cabinet [NSW]

Death and grief

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Provides information on making and executing a will, organ and tissue donation, coping with grief and loss, and funeral organisation.

Government of South Australia

Death – payments and support services

Payments, counselling and financial services are available to support you after someone close to you dies. Includes information on the steps that need to be taken, who to notify and links to bereavement payment information.

Department of Human Services

Deceased estates

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Information for people dealing with the tax affairs of a person who has died or are managing a deceased estate. Includes being an executor, Capital gains tax, superannuation death benefits and death benefit termination payment.

Australian Taxation Office

End of life health

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Provides information and support services for both those reaching the end of their life and those close to them. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

Human remains - cremated ashes

Search the Biosecurity Import Conditions Database (BICON) for 'human remains' to find advice on the import of cremated ashes to Australia.

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Losing your partner – MoneySmart

Losing your partner changes your life, and money matters may seem unimportant at the time. Provides advice on how to cope with the loss of your partner.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Organ donor registration

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The only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death. Family consent is always sought before donation can proceed.

Department of Human Services

Wills and powers of attorney – MoneySmart

Find out how you can give instructions to your family about your legal and medical preferences should you fall ill or lose the capacity to make those decisions yourself.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission