Making it official

Once chosen as funeral directors, we’ll register the death with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. This will make an official record of the death and provide you with a certified copy of the Death Certificate, essential when dealing with any related legal, financial or estate matters.

The Collier Trenerry team will lead you through this procedure. We will order the Death Certificate, have it securely mailed to Collier Trenerry and then check for spelling and information correctness and forward it onto you or your solicitor for estate purposes.

Essential information

In order for us to register a death, we need to ask you for some essential information. To complete the documentation, we’ll need:

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of birth and death
  • Place of birth and death
  • Marital status
  • Residential address of deceased
  • Occupation of deceased
  • Name and date of birth for all children (living, deceased or adopted)
  • Marriage details (location, date, age at marriage, spouse’s name)
  • Parents’ full names and occupations

Coffin or Casket Costs

Many people regard the coffin or casket as an important tribute to the deceased and they are therefore selected with care. The difference is basically one of design. A Coffin have a tapered head and foot and are wide at the shoulders, with a removable lid. A Casket is a rectangular shape with a hinged lid. Caskets are usually constructed of better quality timbers and feature higher standards of workmanship. 

Costs outlined are GST inclusive.