How do I find a funeral notice in Australia?

Published: 12/9/2023

There are several straightforward ways to discover funeral notices in Australia. My Tributes stands as Australia's most reliable destination for accessing funeral notices and death notices, obituaries, eulogies and more, spanning back to 1991, all available for free.

You can quickly locate funeral notices both online and in print using filters like name, location, or category. If you require guidance on navigating funeral notices in Australia, you can follow these steps.

How do I find a funeral notice in Australia?
How do I find a funeral notice in Australia?

Find funeral notices in the newspaper

Recent local funeral notices can still be found in your community's newspaper. If the deceased's family has opted for it, a funeral notice will be published in their chosen newspaper. If your local community newspaper no longer prints, you can access local funeral notices in most major state newspapers. You'll find a compilation of each day's funeral notices in the My Tributes section of most News Corp Australia newspapers.

Explore funeral notices online

Every funeral notice featured in a News Corp Australia newspaper is also available on mytributes.com.au. To view all My Tributes funeral notices for free:

  • Visit mytributes.com.au and click on "Notices" in the top banner, then select "View Funeral Notices." This will present you with a chronological list of all ongoing funeral notices.
  • Alternatively, you have the option to access recent notices from the homepage grid. Simply choose from the selections of Recent death notices, Recent funeral notices or Tributes & condolences.

Access all funeral and death notices in your area

  • Visit mytributes.com.au and input your location into the homepage search bar. You can further narrow or broaden your search by adjusting the km radius preference in the adjacent dropdown menu, then hit "Go".
  • If you're interested in exclusively viewing funeral notice or death notices, you can also select a specific category. Once you hit "Go," you'll be directed to a list of all current notices in your area, organised by date.
  • Alternatively, you can still discover local funeral notices and death notices in your local newspaper.
  • If your local newspaper has ceased publication, you can find funeral and death notices in most state newspapers.
  • Online, through your state or local News Corp newspaper's website, you can access funeral and death notices for free by selecting the "Tributes" tab located in the top left  hand corner.
How do I find a funeral notice in Australia
How do I find a funeral notice in Australia

Find a specific funeral notice

  • Navigate to mytributes.com.au
  • Enter the surname of the deceased in the homepage search bar.
  • Further refine your search by adding the location in the menu. After clicking "Go," you'll be presented with a chronological list of all current notices featuring that surname.

Access historical notices online

My Tributes houses an archive of funeral notices, death notices and tribute notices spanning back three decades. After employing the search techniques above, you'll find a "Filter" button represented by three lines next to "Go." This button enables you to apply filters, allowing you to search within your preferred date range and publication.

For additional historical notices, numerous family-tree tracing services provide access to a variety of historical notices, aiding in the tracing of family lineages. State Governments also possess historical records available either in person or online, accessible through State or National libraries, or your State Government's website. Historical notices are also archived in the Ryerson Index online.

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