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Death and bereavement

Death - payments and support services

Payments, counselling and financial 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 links to bereavement payment and bereavement allowance information.

Department of Human Services

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

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

Government of South Australia

End of life

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

Human and animal remains - cremated (ashes)

Shows the Import Conditions Database (ICON) advice on the import of cremated ashes to Australia.

Department of Agriculture

Losing your partner - MoneySmart

Losing your partner changes your life, and money matters may seem unimportant at the time. MoneySmart page has some practical steps to help you get through this period and better prepare you for the future.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Organ donor registration

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

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