- Prompt and personal care at any time, 24 hours a day, every day.
- Transportation of the deceased from the place of death to the Funeral director’s Mortuary. If a person dies at home, in hospital or a nursing home, Barbara King Funeral Director staff will transfer the deceased from the place of passing to the Barbara King Funeral Director registered Mortuary in a professional and Dignified manner.
- Personal consultation with family to organize the Funeral Arrangements and details regarding the service. A private meeting in the comfort of your home or Our office.
- Mortuary care, preparation and dressing of the deceased, and placement in a coffin. A registered Mortuary with quality facilities with highly qualified staff for preparation of the deceased for Funeral Service.
- Liaising with church, chapel, cemeteries or crematorium. The planning process and organization of Chapel and Church times, bookings and applications for any cemeteries or crematoriums.
- Use of private family viewing facilities. Well presented, modern facilities, help create a comforting place for families to spend time with their loved one.
- Consultation with Clergy or Celebrant.
- Placement of press notices in newspapers or online. The formulating and presentation of Death and Funeral Notices in local and interstate newspapers or placement in any online notification platform.
- Obtaining legal documentation, cause of death and cremation (if required) certificates from the hospital or treating doctor.
- Organizing of floral arrangements and floral tributes.
- Preparation of a Personalized Memorial book for those attending the funeral service to sign.
- Completion and lodgment of death registration forms with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Information gathered at the time of the arrangement is lodged online with the registry of Births, Death and Marriages, this information is then used to create the official Death Certificate. This certificate is the legal document then used finalization of estates and services.
- Notification to Centrelink & other organizations. A notification to Centrelink is forwarded allowing them to make final preparations to any government assistance programs.
- Organization of Music and Order of Service programs.
- Use of Hearse and other Funeral Vehicles. Barbara King Funeral Director uses a modern fleet of immaculately presented Funeral Vehicles, designed specifically for the safe transportation of deceased persons.
- Recording of Funeral Services (if required).
- Attending & Assisting in funeral service formalities. Our staff are well presented, trained in all aspects of Funeral Service and are on hand to help family and attendees in any way possible on the day of the Funeral Service.
At your arrangement meeting the day, date and place of the funeral service will be determined, taking into account your preferences and requests to personalize the ceremony. Any Newspaper or press notices to be placed are prepared, Information will be asked of you to legally register the death with the registrar of births deaths and marriages.
Registering for a Death Certificate
We will ask you for certain information about the person who has died and we will then register the death after the funeral has taken place. It may help to have their birth and marriage certificates available for the information.
In Australia, a Death Certificate is the official document produced by the state based Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to record all deaths that occur. This is different to the Cause of Death certificate that is given by a doctor at the time of death.
You will need the Death Certificate for legal and financial reasons.
If you would like to know more about the duties Barbara King Funerals will undertake, please contact us.