Who to Notify

Who to notify

When a death occurs, you may need to notify certain people or organisations regarding the passing of your loved one. The following list will help you to determine who may need notifying.

Government Agencies

  • Centrelink
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • Transport Department – Car Registration
  • Electoral Office
  • Medicare
  • Australia Post
  • Local Government – rates, fire levy, etc.

Financial Institution

  • Superannuation company
  • Bank
  • Building Societies
  • Loan companies
  • Credit Unions
  • Insurance Companies – eg: Life, Accident, Home and Contents, Vehicle
  • Friendly Society
  • Health Benefits Fund
  • Credit Card Provider

Professional Offices & Unions

  • Solicitor and/or Public Trustee
  • Accountant
  • Trade Unions or professional associations
  • Chamber of Commerce

Service Organisations

  • Electricity / Gas company
  • Household help, gardening services of ‘Meals on Wheels’
  • Home nursing service
  • Home delivery service (eg: newspaper, subscriptions)
  • Home appliances and whitegoods rental
  • Doctor, Specialist or Hospital
  • Dentist
  • Chemist

Other Organisations

  • Clubs & organisations such as Rotary, Lions, Apex, Red Cross, RSL, etc.
  • Church of religious organisations
  • Employer / former employer
  • School, University or other educational institution