Am I entitled to any assistance?

It is possible that financial assistance is available to you from organisations and government departments

Funeral Assist

Funeral Assist* is a very simple payment plan that allows you to have the funeral service immediately and then spread the cost over time. Funeral Assist does not involve interest or hidden fees and we don’t ask you embarrassing questions about your life. Subject to basic conditions and criteria, almost anyone can use Funeral Assist. Should you be interested in this facility, we are happy to discuss the options that may be available. (*Funeral Assist TM.)


The death of a spouse or a child is a time of great sadness. It can also be a time of financial hardship. Centrelink may offer extra help through this difficult time. A surviving partner or registered carer may be entitled to receive a lump sum payment at the time of death*. It is best to contact Centrelink and seek the latest ruling on this issue or visit the Centrelink website at as these benefits may change without notice.

Other Centrelink Entitlements that you may be eligible for:

  • Help for single pensioners
  • Help for married pensioners
  • Widowed persons pension assistance
  • Women over 50 assistance
  • Help when a child dies
  • Careers allowance payment

You may be eligible to compassionate assistance from:

  • Insurance companies
  • Superannuation funds
  • Credit card companies
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Private Health funds
  • Mortgage Finance Companies

Established in 1981 we have been a locally family owned and operated Funeral Home
providing caring support to families of Far North Queensland

Exceptional service

We are a well-respected and trusted local Funeral Home, established in 1981. We continue to be committed in providing the community and their families, professional, dignified and affordable funeral care.

What should I do?

When a death occurs in your family, it is important to contact your preferred Funeral Director immediately, we can advise you of the correct procedures to follow.

Why pre-arrange?

We insure our homes and possessions in case of an untoward event. Pre-arranged Funeral planning is in a similar way, an assurance that our inevitable passing is planned for.

Tribute centre

We provide a tribute centre for our communities past loved ones. You will also find our live streaming services here if you cannot attend the service personally.

Phone: (07) 4056 1627 – (24 hours)

At Heritage Brady Funeral Directors we ensure this important moment is covered with the utmost respect and dignity. Since 1981 we have been privileged to serve our local community and walked this journey with you.

We appreciate this moment in your life and will always assist in every way possible.