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Additional resources after the loss of a loved one

Adjusting to life after the loss of someone close can be incredibly difficult. You don’t need to go through it alone. Organisations around Australia can help you work through the grief and get you back on your feet.

Grief counselling

Free and confidential grief counselling services throughout Australia can support you through your grief. Many are available 24/7.

You can seek help at:

Beyond Blue Logo
Lifeline logo. Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement logo
MensLine Australia logo
Relationships Australia logo
GriefLine logo
NCCG National Centre for Chilhood Grief logo
Good Grief logo

Beyondblue website
or call them on 1300 224 636

LifeLine website
or call them on 13 11 14 (Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800)

MensLine Australia website
or call them on 1300 789 978 for a free 24-hour telephone counselling service

Relationships Australia website
or call them on 1300 364 277 to arrange a face-to-face meeting

GriefLine website
or call them on 1300 845 745

Good Grief website
or call them on 02 9963 6300

In an emergency, don’t delay. Call 000 or contact Lifeline 24/07 on 13 11 14.

Government support services

You may need to seek out additional government services to help you finalise your loved one’s Estate.

You can find extra support with the following services:

Australian Tax Office ATO logo
Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria logo
Centrelink logo
Australian Funeral Directors Association logo

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
each out to the ATO if you need to lodge a final tax return on behalf of your loved one.

Births, deaths and marriages registry
It’s the responsibility of individual state and territory governments to provide Death Certificates.

The Department of Human Service can link you with relevant social work services.

Australian Funeral Directors Association
Contact the AFDA if you need assistance planning a funeral or selecting a funeral director.

Financial support

You may find your financial situation has changed since losing your loved one. If you’re a Suncorp customer and you’re experiencing financial difficulty, our Financial Difficulty team is here to help. Contact us on 07 3167 9668 (Mon-Fri, 830am-5pm AEST) or find out how to submit a request for assistance. If you need information and advice on how to plan and manage your finances, financial counsellors can provide free and confidential assistance.

Learn more about financial counselling services:

Free legal services  

If you can’t afford a private solicitor to help you finalise the Estate, each state and territory offers free legal services.