Cancel or transfer services
Start once you have the death certificate
The time it will take depends on the service
Actioned by the next of kin, spouse, or executor
Cancelling or transferring services can take a lot of time and effort, but doing it sooner can help save on account fees and unwanted mail.
Which services to cancel?
While some people include information about which services they are members of in their will or with their solicitor, many people don't.
It's not always clear which services people are members of, and it can be hard to know where to start.
The government services you should consider notifying include:
- the Australian Electoral Commission (electoral roll)
- the Australian Tax Office
- NSW Roads and Maritime Services (NSW licences)
- Opal cards at Transport for NSW
Other services there might be accounts with include:
- banks and insurance companies
- club memberships (eg. RSL, sports and fitness)
- phone and internet
- energy providers (electricity and gas)
- digital subscriptions, social media and email