Australian Health Directory

Bereavement and dying

Dying and death at the end of one's journey on Earth, while a natural part of life, is an emotional experience. It takes the dying person through an unknown and often feared territory. It is also a difficult time for loved ones, friends, carers and professionals.

Few are prepared for death. The dying person may have many practical issues to manage, including wills and funeral plans. There are emotional and spiritual matters to deal with, such as coming to terms with a sudden encounter with dying, fear of death, settlement of unresolved emotional issues and acceptance that the journey has come to an end.

The categories on this page list professionals and organisations that can provide practical help during these difficult times with palliative care, funerals, bereavement counselling and all kinds of other services related to dying, death and bereavement.


Search the funeral service provider directory.

Hospices/Palliative care

Visit the hospice and palliative care service directory.

Bereavement/Dying - support and counselling

Browse the grief and dying counselling / support services directory.