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Government launches death notification service

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Miranda Brownlee
20 January 2022 — 1 minute read

The government has developed a death notification service that facilitates contact with multiple organisations using a single online notification.

The Australian Death Notification Service is a collaboration between the Births, Deaths and Marriages registries across Australia and aims to let people notify government and non-government agencies, organisations and institutions all at once that someone has died. The service can be used once the death certificate has been issued for the person who has died.

SMSF Alliance principal David Busoli said the new service is intended to minimise the paperwork involved in estate administration.


“Once a notification is lodged, it is sent to all participating organisations who will then make contact to begin their processing,” Mr Busoli explained.

Mr Busoli said that all state and territory governments are signed up to the service, along with various banks, superannuation funds, utilities and councils.

“More organisations are joining all the time. The ATO is expected to join soon. You can also nominate an organisation to join,” he said.

Miranda Brownlee

Miranda Brownlee

Miranda Brownlee is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.

Since joining the team in 2014, Miranda has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest superannuation stories in Australia, and has reported extensively on technical strategy and legislative updates.
Miranda also has broad business and financial services reporting experience, having written for titles including Investor Daily, ifa and Accountants Daily.

You can email Miranda on: [email protected]momentummedia.com.au
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