The death of a loved one is a difficult time for family and friends.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

If you're struggling and need to talk to someone, the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement can help you deal with your loss and put you in touch with support groups.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (External link)
1800 642 066
Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm)

Council on the Ageing Victoria

Council on the Ageing Victoria (COTA) has worked with its retired financial counsellor volunteers and service providers to develop a booklet to help guide people about who they need to notify and the legal processes to follow after the death of a partner or loved one.

Read more about Death of a Partner: a guide for families (External link)

The Compassionate Friends Victoria

Compassionate Friends Victoria (TCFV) operate grief support groups for bereaved parents and siblings. Grief support groups are composed of similarly bereaved parents and siblings interested in helping others cope with the feelings of loss that come with a death in the family, death of a child, death of a sibling or a death from suicide.

TCFV have a 24 hour grief support line – call 1300 064 068.

The Compassionate Friends Victoria (External link)

Your local council can also help you find counsellors and support programs in your area.