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Learn how to use a Death Notification Service

The death of someone close to you can be a difficult time and there can be a lot to organise. The Australian Death Notification Service (ADNS) allows you to notify multiple organisations online that someone has died so their accounts can be closed or transferred.

When the deceased’s details are entered, the ADNS validates them against the Australian Death Check (ADC). The ADC holds all the death registration data recorded by each BDM across Australia.

Once the details are validated, the notifier chooses the relevant institutions and services to inform, and provides their own contact details for any next steps.

How to use a death notification service?

  1. Enter the details of the person who died
  2. Details are checked to confirm the death has been registered
  3. Enter your details as the notifier
  4. Choose which organisations to notify
  5. Your selected organisations are notified.

Please note: After using this service, the notified organisations will contact you directly to guide you through the next steps. You may still need to provide formal documentation to them later. All organisations notified will be in touch with you within 10 working days to guide you through the next steps.

Before you get started: A death certificate needs to have been issued for the person who died. However, you don’t need to have the certificate with you to use this service.

What information will you need

To use this service, you need to provide details of the person who died, including:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • date of death
  • state or territory where they died
  • last known residential address.

Check statements, bills, and other important paperwork to find out where the person who died held accounts. This may help when choosing organisations and services to notify. For more information about this service visit www.deathnotification.gov.au.

Need an Estate Planning Lawyer?

We understand you’ve got a lot to deal with right now – especially if you’re responsible for managing the affairs of your loved one.

When the funeral is over, you may need to apply for the right to deal with your loved one’s estate: their property, money and possessions. Let us help.

We can connect you with probate and estate planning experts to help you organise your estate and create the legal documents to protect you and your loved ones should you fall ill or pass away unexpectedly.



About eziFunerals

eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company. We are not part of any other funeral company.

Our member Funeral Directors operate in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Australia wide. Thet are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family.

For more information or to make contact with a trusted Independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300 236 402 or visit www.ezifunerals.com.au.