People who have recently experienced the death of a friend or family member and who cannot raise the funds for a funeral, after all options have been tried, may be eligible to receive a dignified funeral through Funeral AssistanceSA.
To be eligible, you must prove all of the following:
The funeral must not yet have been arranged or, where a grant is sought after the event, the account must be moderate and not yet fully paid.
The funeral provided is normally a cremation service, except in certain cultural circumstances. If the requirements are for a burial, families may elect to pay the difference between a cremation and a burial.
The income, assets and liabilities of the deceased and their immediate relatives are taken into account when assessing eligibility for assistance through this program.
For further information call 1300 762 577 or visit the website
Last updated 30 January, 2020