Funeral Assistance

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Updated September 2015

What is it?

The ACT Funeral Assistance Program is provided for ACT residents in financial hardship unable to meet the full costs of a funeral for immediate family members. Assistance is for a simple dignified funeral which allows families to make a contribution of up to a maximum of $500 towards the cost of the funeral. Transportation costs may be considered where an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person is culturally required to be transported to their homelands for burial.

Who is eligible?

Eligibility for the Program is determined through an application package which requests details of both the deceased and the applicant regarding any concessions held and a financial assessment inclusive of income, expenditure and assets.

How do I apply?

The ACT Funeral Assistance Program is administered by the following funeral providers:

  • MH O’Rourke Ph: (02) 6297 1052
  • Tobin Brothers Funerals Ph: (02) 6295 2799
  • Toscan Dinn Ph: (02) 6287 3466
  • William Cole Funerals Ph: (02) 6253 3655

The Funeral Director will assess each applicant against criteria established by the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate to determine their eligibility under the Program.

Who runs it?

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate


Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Phone: (02) 6207 2801
Fax: (02) 6207 0026