Who to Notify After Death

Knowing who to notify when someone dies is important, since you may need to inform certain government agencies or organisations in order to obtain certain benefits or services. However, at a time when emotions are running high, knowing what to do or who to notify after death can be confusing.

When the death of someone you love occurs, chances are your first feelings were of extreme emptiness or sorrow. However, you can’t give in to the numbing feeling of shock or sadness, especially if you’re responsible for executing the will or making the funeral arrangements. You have to take the necessary steps and take care of things.

Here is some information that may be helpful in guiding you as to who to notify after death:

  • Accountant
  • All Executor/s of the Will
  • Ambulance Service
  • Australian Tax Office (A Tax Return may be required)
  • Bank / s 
  • Blood Bank
  • Building Societies
  • Cable Television –Foxtel, Optus
  • Centrelink  MOST IMPORTANT
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Chemist
  • Church or Religious Organisations
  • Cloud Data Storage
  • Clubs, Organisations and Associations
  • Companies E.g. Directorships
  • Credit Card Providers
  • Credit Union/s Dentist
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dept. of Immigration & Multi Cultural Affairs
  • Doctors Local, Specialists and Hospital
  • Domain Name and Website Hosting
  • Electoral Office
  • Electricity Supply Company
  • E-Mail provider
  • Employer and sometimes former employer
  • Face Book
  • Financial Institutions and Loan Companies
  • Friendly Societies
  • Government Registering Authority
  • Health Benefits and Funds
  • Home and Contents agreements
  • Home and Medical Aids
  • Home delivery. (Milk, Bread Newspaper)
  • Home Nursing Service
  • Household assistance (Gardening, Cleaning)
  • I Tunes
  • Insurance company. Household / Vehicles
  • Landlord (Housing Commission)
  • Libraries
  • Life Insurance
  • Linkedin
  • Local Government for Rates, Fire Levy Etc.
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medicare
  • Motor Registry (Drivers Licence)
  • My Space
  • Netflix
  • News Agency
  • Overseas Pension/s
  • Podiatrist
  • Post Office for Mail delivery
  • Professional Associations
  • Rental Companies
  • School, College, University
  • Scouts, Guides, Garden, Hobby Clubs
  • Service clubs: – Lions, Rotary, Apex, Zonta Red Cross
  • Share Registry
  • Solicitor and or Public Trustee
  • Superannuation Company
  • Support Groups
  • Telephone Company
  • The Adult Guardian
  • Trade Union/s
  • Twitter
  • Vehicle Registration/s