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Registering The Death

The funeral director in charge of the funeral arrangements will collect all the information required for registering the death and send it to the relevant state or territory government office. In most States and territories, this office is called the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

A copy of the Death Certificate is usually arranged for the next of kin by the funeral director. If a funeral director is not involved with funeral arrangements, the person who manages the final arrangements for the deceased is responsible for registering the death.

Following the death it is also advisable to:

  • Make sure everyone who needs to know is told
  • Try to find out whether a will has been made
  • Arrange to see the deceased’s solicitor and read the will as soon as possible.


Peter is the Founder & Owner of eziFunerals Pty Ltd. Published Author - ‘What Kind Of Funeral?, Vivid Publishing. He has a long family history within the funeral industry. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all eziFunerals members.

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