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Funeral information

Funeral insurance and
paying for funerals

Funerals are often stressful during times of grief for a number of reasons. They can be expensive and put a strain on families. Some people find that planning ahead can help to take away some of the stress when the time for a funeral comes. Funeral insurance is one way of planning ahead. It is important to make sure you read and understand conditions of a funeral insurance plan before committing to making payments. The MoneySmart Paying for Funerals Guide has some useful tips for how to plan and pay for funerals.

MoneySmart Funeral Information Website

MoneySmart Paying for Funerals Booklet

Finding a Funeral Director

It is important when planning a funeral to find a funeral director that you feel is understanding and trustworthy. There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a funeral director. Follow the link below to search for a funeral director in your area.

Find a funeral director in your area.

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Government Funeral Assistance Program

The Government of South Australia offers some basic assistance to people who receive a pension, benefit or are considered to be low income earners. The Funeral Assistance program makes payments to a designated funeral director to help with covering the basic costs of a funeral. For more information, contact the Funeral Assistance Program team on 1300 762 577 , visit The Funeral Assistance Program Website or download the Funeral Assistance Program Brochure.

Other funeral assistance programs

Aboriginal Centre for Information & Arts – South Australia Inc. (A.C.F.I.A)

Travel Assistance to Nunga Funerals Fund

Aboriginal Wyatt Holidays are often used by people to attend funerals that are a long distance away.

 

Your rights:

Be aware of your rights as a consumer when buying funeral insurance: Be Smart – Buy Smart

You have the right to make a complaint if something goes wrong with a service or product you have paid for. Information on making a complaint can be found on the MoneySmart Website.