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A guide on companies to contact following a death

What companies do I notify following a death?

When someone dies, it's usually left to the next of kin or the executor to notify various companies about the death of their loved one.

At first, this may seem like a daunting task and something you don't want to be doing right now.

But, take it step by step and you'll slowly work your way through all the companies you'll need to notify.

Once you've received the death certificate, you can start making your phone calls.

Here's a list of companies you should contact to notify of a death:

  • Accident Insurance
  • Accountant
  • Ambulance Service
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Banks
  • Building Societies
  • Centrelink General Inquiries
  • Age Pension Enquiries
  • Chemist
  • Church or Religious Organisation
  • Clubs, Organisations and Associations
  • Companies (eg Directorships)
  • Credit Card Providers
  • Credit Unions
  • Dentist
  • Department Veteran Affairs
  • Doctor, Specialist or Hospital
  • Electoral Office
  • Electricity
  • Employer/Former Employer
  • Executor of Will
  • Financial Institutions or Loan Companies
  • Friendly Society
  • Gardening Services
  • Gas
  • Home Appliance Rental
  • Home and Contents Insurance
  • Home Delivery Service (eg newspapers, Milk, Subscriptions)
  • Home Nursing Help
  • Household Help
  • Landlord
  • Life Insurance
  • Local Council
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medicare
  • Optometrist
  • Post Office
  • Private Heath Benefit Fund
  • School or College
  • Service Organisations (eg Library)
  • Social Worker
  • Solicitor or Public Trustee
  • Superannuation Company
  • Telephone Company
  • Trade Unions or Professional Associations
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Vehicle Registration

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