Who To Notify When Someone Dies

Notify multiple organisations online

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 allows you to notify multiple organisations online that someone has died so their accounts can be closed or transferred.

The service matches details about a person who has died against the Australian Death Check (ADC). The ADC holds the death registration data recorded by Birth, Deaths and Marriages registries across Australia.

This service uses the information that appears on a death certificate and matches it to the ADC system. Once matched, users can choose which organisations they wish to notify, and provide their own contact details for any next steps.

How to use this service

This service is currently available to all Australian states and territories except for ACT.

A death certificate needs to have been issued to use this service. However, you don’t need to have the certificate with you.





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Organisations to Notify

  • Centrelink
  • Veteran’s Affairs
  • Solicitor or Public Trustee
  • Bank/Financial Institutions
  • Accountant
  • Superannuation Company
  • Employer
  • Professional Associations
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Insurance Companies
  • Electoral Office
  • Medicare
  • Clubs/Organisations
  • Church
  • Home Help, Meals on Wheels etc.
  • Post Office
  • Private Health Fund
  • Local Government; rates etc.
  • Phone Company
  • Electricity/Gas Company
  • Service Organisations; Lions Club etc.
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Specialist
  • Chemist
  • Home Delivery Services; newspapers etc
  • Home Appliance Rental
  • Home Medical Aids Rental
  • Blood Bank
  • Close or memorialise social media and email accounts.

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