Simple guide to funerals

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A simple guide to funerals

At Simplicity, we understand that when a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to know what you need to do.


1. Cause of death

A funeral director can only bring a deceased into our care when a medical practitioner has signed off on the medical cause of death. Depending on the circumstances this certification can be completed by:

  • The family doctor or a doctor at a nursing home, aged care centre or hospital,
  • A coroner,
  • And, in some states, a paramedic.

Because different systems exist in different states, this form may be called:

  • Medical Certificate Cause of Death
  • Certificate of Life Extinct
  • Record of Life Extinct, or
  • Doctor's Certificate of Cause of Death.


2. Make contact with a funeral home

We are available by phone 24/7 and can arrange to bring your loved one into our care.

Call us on 1300 556 222.



3. Meet with your Simplicity funeral director

  • We will find a time that is convenient for you to either come in and see us, or for us to meet you somewhere you feel comfortable.
  • We will offer you our support and care, as well as answer all of your questions.
  • We will make arrangements for the funeral service; a burial or a cremation.
  • We will make suggestions about how to personalise the funeral.
  • We will attend to all of the official details for the funeral.


4. Day of the funeral

On the day of service, Simplicity Funerals will take care of everything. Our staff will look after you, your family and friends.

  • We will conduct the funeral according to the choices you have made, and
  • We will provide emotional support and guidance at the service to you and your guests.

To help you at this difficult time our 5-step guide may assist.