What to do when your partner dies?

It’s a terrible shock when a loved one dies, whether it’s expected or not. At the same time, there are many decisions and practical arrangements that need to be made.

So where can you go for help?

The Council on the Ageing Victoria (COTA) have produced a new practical guide for partners and family on how to deal with the death of a partner, available online and in hard copy here.

What to do when your partner dies?

It includes a practical timeline that explains what you need to do from the first two days until months after the death.

It also includes information on arranging the funeral, contacting relevant organisations and dealing with legal and financial matters after the death of a partner

Death of a partner was produced by COTA Victoria with a grant from Victoria Law Foundation. For printed copies of this resource email COTA or call 1300 13 50 90.

This page was last updated on October 19, 2018