Who needs to be advised of a death?

A number of people, government bodies, organisations and service providers need to be advised when a death occurs. You may find the following checklist useful, although it may not be exhaustive.

  • The deceased person’s doctor
  • Family members, relatives and friends
  • Funeral director
  • Employers
  • Executor of the Will
  • Solicitor
  • Banks and other institutions
  • Superannuation funds
  • Place of religious affiliation
  • Home care nursing services, Meals on Wheels
  • Landlord
  • Dentist
  • Clubs (e.g. RSL, Masonic, Rotary, Lions, tennis, golf, bowls, etc.)
  • Taxation office
  • Centrelink and/or Veterans’ Affairs
  • Insurance companies (e.g. Life, house, car, health, etc.)
  • Department of Transport (re: licence and car registration)
  • Hire purchase companies
  • Electoral office
  • Utility providers (e.g. Gas, water, electricity, telephone)
  • Medicare
  • Local authorities (e.g. Councils, state authorities)
  • Public services (e.g. Libraries)
  • Post Office