Funeral Information

What to do when someone passes away

Contact us when your loved one has passed away. We are available 24-7.

Our staff will liaise with the appropriate professionals to get the required documents.

Your loved one will be brought into our care and you will be contacted to start arranging the funeral.

Why have a Funeral?

A funeral service is the customary way to recognise death and allows us to honour and show respect for the deceased, as well as to help those left behind begin the process of grief recovery.

Not only do funerals celebrate the life of your loved one, it is the coming together of families and friends that makes the difference. This specifically created support network is a source of comfort and strength, both during the funeral and immediately afterwards.

Please contact us if you would like to speak with one of our consultants at Mannings Funerals.

Before you meet with us

If you are arranging the service of a loved one, there are several things that you may wish to do before we meet for the first time to help make things easier. Our arrangement forms can be printed out and filled in prior to the funeral arrangement if you wish. This is the information we will pass on to the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.

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Important Resources

There are many documents and forms that are important sources of information when arranging a funeral. Here is a brief list of some paperwork that you should keep in a safe location:

  • Birth & Marriage Certificates
  • Your Will
  • Taxation Records
  • Lease Agreements and Property Deeds
  • Insurance Policies
  • Life Insurance / Superannuation Policies
  • Documents Relating to Assets
  • Details of Bank Accounts and Other Financial Investments

What information do we need for the arrangement?

When preparing to make funeral arrangements, the following information and items may be required in order to complete the arrangement, or prearrangement process:

  • Full legal name
  • Home address
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Father’s full name and occupation
  • Mother’s full name, including maiden name and occupation
  • Recent photograph
  • Occupation
  • Place of burial (if applicable)
  • Details of existing or pre-arranged burial plots (if applicable)
  • Clothing
  • Next of kin (name, relationship, etc.)
  • Insurance policies (if applicable)