Goulburn Local Area Command (Police)

Suite 2, Level 1, Corner of Auburn and Montague Streets, Goulburn 2580

Phone: 02 4823 0399

Fax: 02 4823 0311


Lifeline Australia – 24 Hour Counselling Service – 13 11 14

Lifeline’s 13 11 14 service is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors who are ready to take calls 24-hour a day, any day of the week from anywhere in Australia.



Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency, assisting people to become self-sufficient and supporting those in need. This website has useful information on payments after someone has died including the Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance, Parenting Payment, Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment, and Widow Allowance.



Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Department’s mission is to support those who serve or have served in defence of our nation and commemorate their service and sacrifice. The website contains a factsheet on funeral benefits available to Australian veterans and members of the Australian Defence Force under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986.



Families will need to notify Medicare regarding their the death of their loved one. For more information call 132 011.



Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA)

The Australian Funeral Directors Association develops and promotes professional standards in the funeral industry. Members and the AFDA Trademark represents security, care and professional service. Formed in 1935, AFDA is the only national funeral service organisation with member firms in every State and Territory.



The Funeral Directors’ Association of New South Wales

The FDA of NSW is a government recognised body, providing advice and information to consumers on how to cope with and arrange a funeral. All members of the Association are 100% Australian family owned companies and are committed to the highest level of service to consumers at reasonable prices.



The Australian Institute of Embalming Pty Ltd

Embalmers undergo an intensive two year training in order to become qualified practitioners. Upon successful completion of their studies, graduates are invited to apply for membership in the Australian Institute of Embalming (AIE). Members of the AIE are bound by a strict Code of Ethics.