Checklist for documents to be identified and who to inform upon ones death

When a person has passed away, there are a number of important documents that need to be found. It is also necessary to notify certain people/organisations about the deceased.

The link below provides a checklist of some of the documents that need to be identified and people or organisations that may need to be informed.

Download Who to Inform Checklist

What to do when someone has died?

For information on what to do following a death, visit the Australian Government - Department of Human Services site:

Dealing with Grief & Bereavement:

If you or someone close to you is dealing with the loss of a loved one/relative/friend, you may contact the following organisations for assistance:

Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement Information for general public on bereavement and referral services 1800 642 066 (Freecall)
Griefline Counselling support service for those who have encountered a significant loss 1300 845 745 (Landline Only; Midday - 3am)
Lifeline 24 hour counselling service providing emotional support 13 11 14

Useful Links:

Australian State and Territory Law Societies

NSW Law Society

LIV Law Institute of Victoria

QLD Law Society

WA Law Society

NT Law Society

SA Law Society

TAS Law Society

ACT Law Society