Gathering paperwork may be the last thing you feel like doing. But for us to help you, we need to see several documents - depending on the value of the estate and whether there’s a Will or not.
You don’t need to provide original documents, we also accept certified copies. You can certify copies of original documents at any CommBank Branch (so long as you also show us the original document).
In an emergency please call 000 or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB)
A not for profit organisation established to provide a range of education, counselling, research and clinical services for those working in and affected by experiences of grief and bereavement.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
The ATO outlines the tax responsibilities associated with deceased estates. If you’re the executor of a deceased estate, you may need to lodge a final tax return on behalf of the deceased person.
Birth, deaths and marriages registry
This registry is run by your state or territory government, and provides death certificates.
Centrelink is an organisation provided by the Federal Government and can provide insight into areas such as where to obtain a death certificate and organising a funeral.
1 Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFSL 232468 (CFS) is the issuer of Commonwealth Essential Super ABN 56 601 925 435. CFS is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124.