Funeral Assistance Scheme is a service provided by Queensland Government for when you cannot afford a funeral for a relative or friend who passed away in Queensland.
To apply for funeral assistance, you need to:
•be a friend or relative of the person who passed away in Queensland
•have spoken to other family members to confirm that no one can arrange or pay for the funeral
•have no prior funeral arrangements
•if you have signed a contract with a funeral director, you must get written approval from the funeral director to release you from the contract.
If you are able to get funeral assistance, the Department of Justice & Attorney-General will organise and pay for a simple burial or cremation on your behalf.