Lidcombe Coroners Court | Afterlife Funerals
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Celebrate the life of your loved one...
We are an independent family owned funeral service provider established in 2004. We thrive on knowing that you or your loved ones wishes will be implemented as requested. We understand that the passing of a loved one is a very difficult time for those who are left to cope with the loss. We are here to help while providing individually tailored funerals to suit your budget, beliefs, culture and nationality. We offer a dignified service at the lowest price. We believe that a funeral service should be a celebration of life and the choices made at the time of arranging a funeral can help to truly celebrate the life of a loved one. We involve our clients in personalising the service making it much more memorable. Whilst offering sincerity and compassion, we aim deliver beyond expectations. Planning can be arranged in the privacy of your own home, or via phone/email correspondence. We work closely with alternate venues for various preferences and budgets. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands we live on. We pay our respects to all Elders, past and present, of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations. Click here to download our "Funeral Goods & Services Information Standard Price List"
Brands owned & operated by Afterlife Funerals Pty Ltd include:
LGBTI Funerals, Funeral Associates, White Lily Funerals, Antyesti Funeral Services, Indigenous Ceremonies, Island Repatriations, Ayara Funerals, Black Tulip Funerals.
Burial
Burials are a traditional and classical way to commemorate your loved one, and it is understandable for the departed or family to have a preference to lay to rest the remains of the body in this way.
Cremation
We conduct both direct and attending cremation services in Sydney, so you can choose whether the occasion can be the opportunity to say goodbye for you, your family and your friends - or if you would like to say it in private with our dignified direct cremation service.
Repatriation
When a friend or relative passes away while travelling, living or working abroad, we can help you repatriate your loved ones from Australia or around the globe. Whilst understanding what a difficult and confusing time it is, we are only a phone call away.
Locations
We have multiple locations that you can choose from within Sydney that boast different attributes such as still or running water, gardens, a church or chapel.
Coffins
We have a wide variety of coffins available in different price ranges to choose from, as well as eco-friendly coffins.
Funeral Stationery
Our funeral keepsakes are a reflection of the person whose life is being honoured. Celebrate the life of your loved one with our beautiful and unique keepsakes that are kept long after the funeral service.
Personalised Coffins
With a range of elegant styles & concepts to choose from we can personalise a coffin with your name and or photos, themed to suit the personality of your loved one.
Useful Brochures
Should you need assistance in the grieving process, planning a funeral or learning to cope with a loss we have compiled some useful brochures to assist you.
Distinguished V.I.P. funeral services & arrangements in Sydney.
“Bespoke by Afterlife Funerals” offers V.I.P. funeral services to provide a truly memorable funeral service.
Funeral Stationery
Memoriam Cards
Memoriam Cards make lovely keepsakes for attendees of a funeral service. They may be used in place of an Order of Service and are commonly handed out at a funeral service. They may also be sent out following a funeral service to thank family and friends for their support.They are presented much like a postcard, and are printed on a double-sided piece of card.
They are presented much like a postcard, and are printed on a double-sided piece of card.
Holding Screens
All chapels and a number of churches have audio visual facilities. Honour the life of your loved one by letting us create a beautiful holding screen to be displayed on monitors or projectors at the chapel or church service.
Choose from the styles below - Pick a design to get started
Order of Service Booklets
All booklets are individually personalised for your loved one and are scored and folded. Order of Service Booklets generally contain the program for the funeral service and can be held as a keepsake by the attendees of the service.
We print on quality card up to 300gsm for A5 booklets. Booklets can be 4 page or 8 page.
Bookmarks
Bookmarks are beautiful paper keepsakes that are often kept by attendees of a funeral service for years. While serving a practical use, they can also be a lovely reminder of a person that we love.
All bookmarks are double sided and printed in colour and can be laminated or celloglazed for ultimate protection.
Celebration of Life Portrait
Photo retouching and or creation of a beautiful entrance portrait of your loved one in A1 size (594 x 841 mm) or A0 size (841mm X 1189mm) printed on gloss vinyl and applied to foam board.
Video Tribute
A sincere and beautiful way of celebrating the life of a family member or friend who has passed away to re-live the special moments and remember treasured times.
Send us pictures, video & music to create a wonderful tribute to your loved one.
All chapels and a number of churches have audio visual facilities to play your tribute.
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Customer Testimonials

Jun ma

Very professional, respectful and Caregiving. Best low price too. If you don’t know what to do after family passes away. Just give them a call.

Jun ma

Jaimish Kotecha

Wonderful service, affordable packages - best Indian Funeral Service Provider in Sydney by far - took care of things we didnt even think about. Highly recommended!

Jaimish Kotecha

Deb McDiarmid

Most people think that arranging a funeral and organising the necessary facilities is all that is involved. But the reality is there is so many important things (big and small) that a Funeral Home will take on to help you and your family after the passing of your loved one. The paperwork and the many decisions to be made can be really overwhelming which is one of the reasons you need a compassionate, caring and professional funeral care provider that is accessible. Someone who will make themselves available when you need them - day or night. Scott at Afterlife Funerals provided me with incredible support through the entire process (including giving me his direct mobile phone number). From helping me make decisions, filling out and checking forms and most importantly caring for my mother from the time she passed away until we could gather together for our final goodbye. From the first point of contact I also felt like I was in very good hands too. If this is your first time needing a Funeral Director, I liked how they had helpful packages on their website and very fair pricing. Scott can walk you through everything until you get clarity and he then just takes over and makes everything happen the way you want it - managing every detail for you. I really couldn't fault the services they provided and genuine Customer Care. That is why I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND Scott and his team to take care of you at this emotional time, and especially to take care of your loved one. I am so glad I chose Afterlife Funerals. Thank you so much, Scott.

Deb McDiarmid

echo echo

Many thanks to Scott & his team at Afterlife Funerals for making things easier for us during a difficult time. When my husband became ill, he asked us to deal with Afterlife funerals for his own cremation because he had been impressed by their kindness when my mother died. By far the best funeral business I have dealt with. And by far the best price. Based in Sydney, but they also do cremation outside Sydney (with or without a service). They came to the south coast for us. Low key, friendly, caring and very efficient. Did things exactly how we wanted. Highly recommended.

echo echo

Boh Heng

My aunt and I wish to thank Scott and his team for their professionalism and compassion in handling my uncle's funeral arrangement. Afterlife's fee's extremely competitive and Scott's availability on phone calls albeit on Saturday night were answered. Scott provided statutory forms with clear instructions. The entire process went smoothly. Very impressive and highly recommended. Once again, thank you.

Boh Heng

Jackson Andrews

Scott and his staff were professional caring and very understanding of a tough situation. He knew my fathers love of football and his favourite team and he ensured it was incorporated into his funeral with tact. Nothing was ever to much to ask. In fact we were changing songs the night before. Scott and his staff were amazing on the day ensuring our family were looked after and everything went smoothly. Prices were incredibly competitive but service quality was 100 per cent. Losing our dad was a shock and incredibly hard for my ill mother to handle but Scott and his team made it so much easier. So from our family thankyou for giving our father a short and simple but memorable send off we will be eternally grateful. Kristy Buckpitt and family

Jackson Andrews

Rita C. Layous

I just wanted to say a heartfelt Thank You for all you have done, for me and my family in the difficult time we have faced, You made a sad situation into bearable one. Thank You for your caring, sensitive approach in organisation and directing the funeral arrangements. The Flowers Stunning, the Hearse Beautiful! Words simply cannot express our gratitude for everything you did to make my Brother's funeral such a comforting and uplifting, Thank you so much for that! Scott, You are absolutely wonderful, your caring words utmost, professionalism is second to none.Thank you again for your fantastic service! I want also express my deepest gratitude to the Team of Afterlife Funerals, the respect and dignity they provided for my Brother. Thank you for that! Wishing All every Success Now and in the Future! Moreover, I will likewise recommend, Afterlife Funerals to others when the need arises! MARY L.

Rita C. Layous

Rebecca Bushell

Scott went out of his way to help make dads service beautifuly respectful, at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend their services

Rebecca Bushell

Noni Cole

We are writing this review to give others in the most sensitive time in their life ,some peace of mind ..... not only coming to terms with our loss but also entrusting someone caring ,honest & professional to look after our precious lost one . We were completely overwhelmed & had absolutely no idea where to start & what needed to be done when you lose someone , we had never been in this position before. Scott at Afterlife went above & beyond to help us and cater to our specific requests ,he did everything willingly without question & in this time of COVID he guided us step by step thru this uncertain time , he contacted us day & night keeping us fully aware of any changing conditions, we did not have to add this strain to our already difficult time, not only did he look after our mum he also looked after us..... It is a surreal time , a devastating time and we were relieved that Scott was nothing like the stereotypical funeral director , he is just a man that cares deeply & has the highest level of integrity. Thankyou Scott & your Special team who cared for our mum so kindly & professionally.

Noni Cole

Bigfoot Online

Great company to deal with. Very efficient and professional.

Bigfoot Online

Jagged Playz

Scott is kinda caring and really cares, i've never met a kinder sole, wonderfull sendoff for my nana.

Jagged Playz

logan brown

Great service, very friendly staff.

logan brown

ฺButsaraphon phiromnak

I would like to thank Scott and his staff for assisting in my Aunt’s funeral. The dedication to assisting from the first phone call, through to the personalized photo coffin wrap was exceptional. No task was to difficult for your team. I hope not to see you again soon, but we will surely recommend your services. Thanking you once again for your understanding and compassion. I thank Scott and his team for helping with the aunt's funeral. The dedication to help from the first phone call to the coffin wrapping, personal photos is excellent. There is no difficult task for your team. I hope to see you soon But we will definitely recommend your service Thanks again for your understanding and compassion.

ฺButsaraphon phiromnak

Samantha Li

Scott and his team helped me through the most difficult moments of life with the utmost patience and compassion. The communication is smooth and timely, and the process is smooth. Thanks Scott for his help.

Samantha Li

Owen Li

非常好的服务,全方位的,耐心的, 殡葬服务的首选。 Very good service, all-round, patient, First choice for funeral services.

Owen Li

Theresa and the entire Tatham family

I can’t thank you enough Scott for your immense effort and the late night conversations we shared were an absolute pleasure. Thank you for assisting us through a very emotional time and today’s service was absolutely beautiful. With much gratitude and respect always.

Theresa and the entire Tatham family

Sean Xue

感谢Afterlife团队中每一个人,尤其是Scott和 Louise。他们服务专业,认真负责让我们对整个葬礼过程非常的放心,顺利的送我父亲最后一程。中文服务在沟通上完全没有障碍,耐心的解答了我一个又一个的问题。由衷感Afterlife团队陪伴我们度过这艰难的时刻。

Sean Xue

Christine S

Scott and his team were so professional, so caring and their communication was next to none. Scott picked up the grandmas clothes from the family’s house, communicated via text late at night when I had questions, and kept me informed at every step. Afterlife is the best in the business.

Christine S

Qiaolin Bi (Charlie)

Scott and his team helped me through the most difficult moments of life with the utmost patience and compassion. The communication is smooth and timely, and the process is smooth. Thanks Scott for his help. Scott和他的团队以最大的耐心和同情心帮我渡过人生中至难的时刻。交流通畅及时,过程顺畅。感谢Scott给我的帮助。

Qiaolin Bi (Charlie)

B. Yeng

My aunt and I wish to thank Scott and his team for their professionalism and compassion in handling my uncle's funeral arrangement. Afterlife's fee's extremely competitive and Scott's availability on phone calls albeit on Saturday night were answered. Scott provided statutory forms with clear instructions. The entire process went smoothly. Very impressive and highly recommended. Once again, thank you.

B. Yeng

Steven C

We would like to thank Scott & the team at Afterlife Funerals for arranging such a beautiful send off for our late Aunt. All the odd requests, especially the after hours phone calls were taken into account and delivered perfectly on the day. We found their pricing to be amongst the cheapest, but quality and dedication to be a premier service. From the time the transfer crew arrived at our home, we knew we had made the right choice in funeral directors. Your staff emotionally expressed that they enjoyed their job and were extremely polite on all occasions. All our family have passed on their thanks once again, and we highly recommend your company.

Steven C

Alicia F

Many thanks to Scott & his team at Afterlife Funerals for making things easier for us during a difficult time. When my husband became ill, he asked us to deal with Afterlife funerals for his own cremation because he had been impressed by their kindness when my mother died. By far the best funeral business I have dealt with. And by far the best price. Based in Sydney, but they also do cremation outside Sydney (with or without a service). They came to the south coast for us. Low key, friendly, caring and very efficient. Did things exactly how we wanted. Highly recommended.

Alicia F

Paula and Myriam R

Dear Scott, This was the first time I was faced with this difficult time we have faced, You made a sad situation into a bearable one. I would like to thank you for your caring, sensitive approach in organisating and directing the funeral arrangements. The Flowers were Stunning the attention to detail was unbelievable and meant so much to us. Words simply cannot express our gratitude for everything you did to make my father's funeral exactly what he would have wanted. Thank you so much for that! Scott, You are absolutely wonderful, your caring, professionalism is second to none.Thank you again for your fantastic service and my deepest gratitude to the Team of Afterlife Funerals. Wishing All every Success Now and in the Future! I will always recommend, Afterlife Funerals to others when the need arises!

Paula and Myriam R

Louise M

Hi Scott, I would like to thank you again for all your help and hard work. I know it hasn't been easy and you've made an effort to accommodate our every request, which we very much appreciate. Please have a nice rest when you get a moment and we would also like to pass on our thanks to Phillip, Andrew, Daniel, and the lovely Sara. The whole team was very professional.

Louise M

Leigh R

Our family felt reassured throughout the entire process of funeral arrangement services with Afterlife. The management was exceptional being timely and meeting the specific needs. We were supported thoroughly and professionally. The service was seamless.

Leigh R

B. Phiromnak

I would like to thank Scott and his staff for assisting in my Aunt’s funeral. The dedication to assisting from the first phone call, through to the personalized photo coffin wrap was exceptional. No task was to difficult for your team. I hope not to see you again soon, but we will surely recommend your services. Thanking you once again for your understanding and compassion.

B. Phiromnak

Vivienne

Scott was very understanding and helped us deal with our funeral matters professionally and compassionately. He was efficient in his communications and empathetic about our needs. Thank you Scott for all your help, we really appreciated everything.

Vivienne

Lee

A heartfelt thank you to Scott and the team at Afterlife Funerals. Your caring attitude at such a difficult time was a great help for our family.A special thanks to you, Scott, for your excellent professionalism, for all the information and documents you provided just at a moment's notice. Your compassionate and professional support means a lot. Thank you again for your impeccable service!

Lee

Ying Zheng

The funeral service conducted by Afterlife Funeral was a touching and memorable occasion from start to finish. The funeral director Scott and his staff were not only doing their job but showing genuine compassion throughout the service to all guests and members of my ex-partner's friends and family. Their attention to the detail was exceptional and helped turn an otherwise a sad occasion into a positive celebration of life. Heartfelt appreciation & thanks from myself and my daughter

Ying Zheng

April

On behalf of my mother, sister and family we would love to thank Louise & Scott from Afterlife Funerals for all their assistance and service for my father's funeral last week, everything they promised was delivered from our first phone call/meeting through to the funeral service. They also arranged the civil celebrant Phillip Brown. It was exactly what we wanted with their caring service and attention to detail.

April

Peter

Scott was extremely respectful and helpful at such a difficult time. He provided all the information and documentation we needed promptly and always kept us informed on what was happening. He was always available to answer any questions we had and continued to be so weeks later. Scott and Afterlife Funerals offer a leading edge service at a very competitive price.

Peter

Jade

A warm heartfelt thank you to the team at Afterlife Funerals. A special thank you to Scott for ensuring that a difficult day passed with easeand making myself and my family feel as comfortable as possible.

Jade

Shelly & Noni

Scott and his staff were professional caring and very understanding of a tough situation. He knew my fathers love of football and his favourite team and he ensured it was incorporated into his funeral with tact. Nothing was ever to much to ask. In fact we were changing songs the night before. Scott and his staff were amazing on the day ensuring our family were looked after and everything went smoothly. Prices were incredibly competitive but service quality was 100 per cent. Losing our dad was a shock and incredibly hard for my ill mother to handle but Scott and his team made it so much easier. So from our family thankyou for giving our father a short and simple but memorable send off we will be eternally grateful.

Shelly & Noni

Kristy & family

Scott and his staff were professional caring and very understanding of a tough situation. He knew my fathers love of football and his favourite team and he ensured it was incorporated into his funeral with tact. Nothing was ever to much to ask. In fact we were changing songs the night before. Scott and his staff were amazing on the day ensuring our family were looked after and everything went smoothly. Prices were incredibly competitive but service quality was 100 per cent. Losing our dad was a shock and incredibly hard for my ill mother to handle but Scott and his team made it so much easier. So from our family thankyou for giving our father a short and simple but memorable send off we will be eternally grateful.

Kristy & family

Lidcombe Coroners Court

The Coroner’s Court
In the case of a sudden, unexpected or traumatic death, the NSW Coronial Jurisdiction is in charge of conducting a proper investigation into the death. In Sydney, this takes place at the Lidcombe Coroner’s Court. They will take your religious and cultural needs as required and look to the senior next-of-kin for updates and permission to conduct a post-mortem. In addition, they are here to support you with respect and compassion.An autopsy is carried out by a licensed forensic practitioner. This is an examination of the internal organs to determine the cause of death. The incisions are made and closed carefully, and in most cases the marks won’t be seen with clothing. At Afterlife Funerals, we have experience in dealing with the Lidcombe Coroner’s Court and can let you know a little about what you can expect.
What happens after a sudden death occurs
The police will report the death to the coroner in the event of an unexpected or unexplained death to the NSW Coroner. Then the body of your loved one is taken to the forensic medicine department within the coroners court in Lidcombe. For regional areas, they may be taken into a local hospital instead. There are other forensic medicine institutes in Newcastle and Wollongong as well. The NSW coroner will call you asap to let you know of the death and ask questions about the conditions and circumstances they may have been facing before their death. Before a postmortem happens, the NSW coroner will let the senior next-of-kin know. At which point they can send a request in writing through email with their reason if they object. In the case the Coroner insists that a post-mortem is still required to locate the cause of death, the senior next of kin will be advised they have 48 hours to submit a request to the Supreme Court to prevent a post mortem. If the senior next of kin does not want to proceed with court action, it is recommended to immediately inform the coronial support staff.
Support services
The Lidcombe Coroners Court also has support services to speak with the other people in your family, doctor, school or workplace. They can also help assist you to understand what is needed or what will come up with the coronial process. As well as refer you to counselling and other supportive services.
Mortuary Transfer
After the unexplained death of a loved one, you can usually expect the autopsy and coronial process to take 2-3 days before your funeral director can arrange transportation to the funeral home. Sometimes delays can happen, and it is best to finalised funeral dates once your loved has been officially released.
Viewing
We, your funeral director can arrange a viewing after the body of your loved one once they have received mortuary care, usually as a part of the funeral service. You can also arrange to see the body at the Lidcombe coroner’s court and forensic facilities as well, after talking with coronial support staff. Please let us know if you require any help in this regard.
Registration
After the body is transferred into our care, we can complete all the paperwork for the death certificate and registration of death. The Coroner can also issue an interim certificate during the time of the investigation.
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