"I wish I had known that there were more support services available for me and the kids ... financial and otherwise." 
– Jodi, bereaved 2013, mother of two

Please click the tabs below for information on practical matters:

For information on the immediate steps after a suicide:

click here to access the Bereavement Information & Support pack which includes information on:

  • what happens in the first 24 hours (pages 34)
  • the coronial process (pages 56).

Below are some documents to assist you with planning and managing legal matters after someone dies:

what needs to be done after someone dies?

what to do with the will and estate, or if there is no will?

* for free legal advice, consult your local legal centre:

Below are some suggestions for other issues and steps to consider at this time:

find a local Justice of the Peace to authorise copies of the death, marriage certificates etc.

* talk to someone about wills, estate and custody

* get legal advice from an estate lawyer

* close social media and email accounts (click here for information on memorialising a Facebook page).

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

For other mental health concerns, visit headtohealth.gov.au or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.