What To Do When Somebody Dies


Most people have no experience or real idea of the legal and practical requirements following the death of a family member or loved one.

The first thing you should do when someone passes away is contact an accredited funeral director like Selwyn Allen who can advise you how to proceed.

You will need to contact a local doctor or GP to pronounce death, which allows us to transfer the deceased from the place of death. We will also obtain all information required to register the death and order a death certificate from the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.

At this stage you will also need to consider funeral arrangements, and the type of service your loved one requested or would have wanted. We understand this is a traumatic and testing time, and a skilled funeral director like Selwyn Allen will take you through all the details.

Selwyn Allen Funerals is an accredited member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association, which has a code of ethics and practice that ensures the most professional and compassionate service is offered to all grieving clients.