Aboriginal people in our region have lower incomes and die younger than most Australians. The Minister for Indigenous Australians has made limited funds available to help them meet the high costs of funerals. There are rules to make sure the money helps as many families as possible.
CLC constituents can apply for a contribution to the cost of the casket and the funeral service only.
There is a limit of $5,500 (incl. GST) per application for all funerals held before the 30th of June 2021.
The close family of the deceased can apply by using this application form.
The application must be accompanied by a quote from a professional funeral service provider.
When the CLC chief executive officer has approved the application we will send a single purchase order per application to the funeral service provider.