Planning for and coping with bereavement – The Bereavement Book

The Bereavement Book was last updated in May 2016 in consultation with the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and the Public Trustee and Guardian in the ACT.

The booklet contains information about some things you might want to think about to make sure your affairs are well organised, so that those who survive you are well equipped to follow your wishes at a most difficult time.  It includes a form where you can list all your assets, passwords, bank accounts, car registration details, insurance details, names of next of kin as well as your superannuation details and any special preferences regarding your funeral and much, much more.

If you are a member of SCOA Australia and would like to have the updated version, please call National Office on phone 02 6286 7977 and we will send you a copy.  Members are entitled to receive the publication free of charge, however, we do ask that you pay $5 for postage.

In addition to the information in the publication, click here for some further useful websites.

2016 Personal information record
Bereavement Book Order Form July 2017


The Bereavement Book is available to SCOA Australia members free of charge, however, members are asked to contribute $5 towards the cost of postage.

If you would like to purchase extra copies, or if you have some friends who might like to have a copy, the cost is $15.00 a copy including postage.

If you are not a member of SCOA Australia and would like to obtain the Bereavement Book, please download the order form above. Please complete the form, making sure to nominate your method of payment and the number of copies, then post it to SCOA Australia, PO Box 107, MAWSON, ACT 2607.

Contact SCOA Australia to get your free copy or buy extra copies.

Please note, it is likely that cost of the Bereavement Book will be increased again later in the year, for both members and non-members.

If your friends are not members of SCOA, ask them to join!

If you need to complete another Personal Information Record form, or update the information, click on the link above to download the Personal Record form as a Word document.