After the funeral service the reality of the loss of a loved one often means that it is wise to seek the services of a professional bereavement support counsellor.

As well as adjusting to this change in your life there are many practical matters that need to be attended to and we  offer this list as a guide to the sorts of relevant organisations you may need to notify or communicate with in coming weeks and months:

  • Solicitor and or Public Trustee
  • Accountant
  • Medicare
  • Health Benefits Fund
  • Department of Social Security/ Centrelink
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Superannuation Fund Manager
  • Banks & building Societies
  • Credit Union / Friendly society
  • Credit Card Providers
  • Other Financial Institutions and Loan Companies
  • Employer or Former Employers
  • Trade Unions
  • Professional Associations
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Insurance Companies- Life, Accident, Home and Contents
  • Doctors/ Specialists
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Hospital
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Car Registration Authority
  • Electoral Office
  • Clubs, Organisations and Associations
  • RSL
  • Sporting Groups
  • Church or other spiritual organisation
  • Household Help
  • Gardening Services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Home Help Providers
  • Gardening Services
  • Home Deliveries
  • Post Office
  • Local Council for Rates, Water & Sewerage
  • Ambulance Services
  • Telephone Company
  • Electricity Company
  • School, College or University
  • Companies- eg. directorships
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Service organisations - eg. Rotary, Lions, Apex, Red Cross Blood Bank
  • Medical or Invalid Aids Rental Company