Call the doctor

When an expected death occurs at home, in a public place or in a hospital, the first person to call is a doctor or palliative care nurse. They will confirm the death and sign the “medical certificate of cause of death”.


If someone dies in a hospital, the attending doctor will usually sign the “medical certificate of cause of death”.


Once the death has been confirmed, contact us to transfer your loved one from their place of death into our care. Once we have your loved one safe in our care then we can advise you of what the next steps are.


Without rush, we will stand beside you through the steps that need to be taken. With 100 years of experience we will gently carry you through the process of farewelling your loved one.

Call the coroner

If a death is unexpected, accidental or from non-natural causes, it must be reported to the coroner. This is normally done by the police, ambulance or hospital authority. 

Greg, Talome or Garry at Collier Trenerry can help you with this information. In many cases Collier Trenerry stands in the middle between families and the Coroner or Police, advising and relaying important information. Collier Trenerry has been the preferred Police contractor for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Coronial cases.

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.