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How is a funeral organised in Australia?

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Published 29 June 2022 at 10:22am
By Delys Paul
Presented by Ninos Emmanuel
Source: SBS

The migrant journey often poses uncertain and unexpected scenarios. One is the uncertainty around dealing with the death of a loved one, or a friend. It is essential to know how funerals are conducted in Australia.


Published 29 June 2022 at 10:22am
By Delys Paul
Presented by Ninos Emmanuel
Source: SBS


When death occurs, family members tend to go into shock and grief and may not know what to do next. For many, it could be a first-time experience.


KEY POINTS:

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  • New migrants may face an overwhelming situation when an unexpected death of a loved one happens.
  • The funeral director ensures that all the formalities are carried out in the appropriate manner.
  • The coroner gets involved in certain scenarios where more information surrounding the death of a person is required.
  • The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry provides various services ranging from issuing the death certificate to passing on information about a death to multiple organisations. 
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