First steps

In the first days after someone dies you might need to:

  • talk to the healthcare team about next steps and the possibility of organ or tissue donations
  • let people know (eg. family, friends)
  • think about funeral arrangements and compare services and prices before talking to a funeral director
  • find the will
  • consider time off work with compassionate or bereavement leave
  • organise care for children, dependents or pets (note: sometimes the will has specific instructions in this situation)

If you choose the services of a funeral director, they'll usually:

If you need grief support

Grief support services can help people to understand and process the death of someone close to them.