How do I find a funeral notice in Victoria?

Published: 13/2/2024

Losing a loved one is an emotional journey that we will all face at some point in our lives. During these hard times, finding a way to honour and remember those we've lost becomes front of mind. One way to do this is by placing a funeral notice.

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

If you're reading this, you probably know about My Tributes. But did you know that we are Australia's most reputable platform to place and find funeral notices, death notices, eulogies and obituaries, dating as far back as 1991? You can find funeral notices in Victoria, whether online or in print, by name, location or classification safely and easily with My Tributes.

In this article, we'll walk you through the process step by step, so you can navigate the platform with ease and find the notice you're looking for.

Find funeral notices in VIC in the newspaper

You can find recent local funeral notices in your Queensland community newspapers. If the deceased family has chosen to do so, a funeral notice will appear in the newspaper of their choice. If your local community newspaper no longer prints, you should be able to access local funeral notices within most major daily newspapers.

View funeral notices in VIC online 

Every funeral notice or death notice found in a News Corp newspaper will also be accessible on mytributes.com.au. To explore all My Tributes funeral or death notices:

  • Visit mytributes.com.au and select "Notices" from the top panel.
  • Choose "View funeral notices". This action will lead you to a list of all our funeral notices, arranged by date.
  • Choose "Recent notices'' via the home page listings table. This action will take you directly to the notice.

Once you've located the funeral notice you were searching for, click on it to access the funeral notice page. Here, you'll find details of the funeral, funeral director contact and location information as well as links to send flowers , find support  as well as any other related notices.

View all death and funeral notices in VIC 

  • Visit mytributes.com.au and input your location in the search bar.
  • You can further refine or broaden your search by specifying your preferred kilometre radius in the adjacent search filter bar. 
  • Further refine your search but specifying the name in the search bar.
  • Click go to see a list of funeral notices in your area.

If you wish to only view death or funeral notices, you can specify this in the search filter sidebar located on the left hand side of the search result page. After selecting "Go," you will gain access to a listing of all existing funeral notices within your category, region, organised by date.

Alternatively, local death and funeral notices can still be located in your community's newspaper. In the event that your local newspaper is no longer in publication, these notices should also be found in your state newspaper. You can find funeral notices via your state or local News Corp newspaper website by navigating to the "Tributes & Notices" tab found in the top left hand corner.

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

Find a specific funeral notice in VIC

  • Visit mytributes.com.au.
  • Go to "Notices", then "View funeral notices"
  • Enter the surname of the deceased in the search bar then select "Go".
  • This action will lead you to a list of all funeral notices, arranged by date.

You can streamline your search by typing the location in the menu, refining your search further by specifying your preferred kilometre radius in the adjacent search filter bar.

Upon selecting "Go," you'll gain access to a compilation of all current funeral notices linked to that surname, ordered by date.

Find historical notices online

My Tributes' archive of death, funeral and tribute notices dates back to 1991. After you use the search methods above, you can find a "Filter" button with three lines next to "Go" . This button allows you to add filters, allowing you to search within the date range of your choosing and or publication too.

To find more historical notices, there are many family-tree tracing services available that have a range of historical notices on file in order to help trace back family lineages.

State Governments also have access to historical records that can be accessed in person or online either through State or National libraries or through your State Government's website. You can also find historical notices archived in the Ryerson Index online.

Understanding the significance of funeral notices

Funeral notices are more than just announcements; they are a way for friends, family and the community to come together and celebrate the life of the departed. These notices provide important information about the funeral or memorial service and offer a space for loved ones to share their memories and condolences. In times of grief, funeral notices become a powerful tool for connecting with others who are experiencing the same loss, fostering a sense of unity and support.

If you can't find a death or funeral notice for a recently deceased person, you can find more information on why that might be the case here.

To place a death or funeral notice, visit mytributes.com.au and click "Place a notice" in the top right hand corner to get started.

By Kirsten Jakubenko

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