Death and bereavement
Payments and services are available to support you after someone close to you dies, including information on the steps that need to be taken, who to notify, and the emotional and financial support available. Includes links to bereavement payment and bereavement allowance information.
New South Wales Government page providing links to information about funerals, bereavement, dying with dignity, wills and legal issues.
Provides information on making and executing a will, organ and tissue donation, coping with grief and loss, and funeral organisation.
HealthInsite topic page linking to issues and support services for both those reaching the end of their life and those close to them.
Healthinsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service Import Conditions Database (ICON) listing for the import of cremated ashes to Australia.
Losing your partner changes your life, and money matters may seem unimportant at the time. Taking these MoneySmart practical steps can help you get through this period and better prepare you for the future.
The Australian Organ Donor Register is the only national register for organ and tissue donation for transplantation. The register records your donation decision and the organs and tissue you agree to donate. Register online, and remember to discuss your decision with loved ones as family consent is always sought before donation can proceed.
Funerals in Australia can cost anywhere from $4000 to $15,000. To make things easier for people you leave behind, you may want to think about contributing towards the cost of your funeral.
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.