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Grief and Bereavement Resources

Grief Australia Fact Sheets

About griefRead here
Supporting someone who is grievingRead here
Grief, Anniversaries and Significant EventsRead here

Griefline - www.griefline.org.au

Griefline provides 24/7 access to grief support resources for all Australians. Their help line on 1300 845 745 is available 365 days per year, between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm (AEDT).

Griefline’s fact sheets, can be accessed on line or downloaded to print and share.

The fact sheets have been translated into Arabic, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese to help support those in our communities who speak languages other than English.

Council on the Ageing (COTA) - www.cota.org.au

COTA is committed to helping older Victorians and has partnered with CCW to provide relevant information and resources.

The COTA Victoria Information Line on 1300 13 50 90 provides free, practical information on services like:

  • Aged and home care
  • Finance
  • Legal advice
  • Pensions and concessions
  • Public transport
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Technology

COTA also offers specific assistance with My Aged Care, the Australian government's aged care information service, which can be complex and difficult to navigate.

In addition to this, COTA Victoria has released a series of comprehensive how-to guides. These guides provide in-depth guidance and resources on various topics, from a positive approach to bereavement to helping to build supportive communities. You can view the guides here.


  • Various writings on grief - Dr Alan Wolfelt
  • Dying to Know: Bringing Death to Life - by Andrew Anastasios
  • Coping with Grief - by Mal & Dianne McKissock
  • Stuck for Words - What to Say to Someone Who Is Grieving - by Doris Zagdanski
  • After Life, After You - by S.K. Reid

Support Organisations

Grief Australiawww.grief.org.au | Phone: 1800 642 066 or 9265 2100

Griefline - www.griefline.org.au | Phone: 1300 845 745

Beyond Bluewww.beyondblue.org.au | Phone: 1300 22 46 36

Lifelinewww.lifeline.org.au | Phone: 13 11 14

Parentline 132 289

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Compassionate Friends (03) 9888 4944

National Association for Loss & Grief (03) 9329 4003

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support Group 1300 072 637

Sids and Kids 1300 308 307

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