The Port Kembla Community Project  - information on their plans for Tender Funerals, the not-for-profit funeral service and natural burial ground. And a link to some great information about death and dying matters (scroll to end of page).

Advance Care Planning, Australia  - great information about starting the conversation now. In the ‘contacts and links’ section you will find a state-by-state listing of links to advanced health care plans and other information. What does an advance care plan look like?  Click to view a NSW appropriate example. 

The GroundSwell Project  - uses the arts to raise awareness and open up community conversations about aging, illness, death, dying and bereavement.

Natural Death Centre - a small passionate Australian non-profit that is part of the global wave of demystifying and reclaiming death. Zenith Virago who is featured in Tender is the founder and president.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation - Elisabeth was a hospice and palliative care pioneer, as well as author of 24 books including ‘On Death and Dying’ and ‘Wheel of Life’.

Palliative Care Australia - the peak body for palliative care throughout Australia.

Michael Barbato is a palliative care doctor and has written a number of books on caring for the dying.

CareSearch - an online source for palliative care information - providing free, useful resources for heath professionals and consumers.

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement  -provides services for those working in, affected by, grief and bereavement.

InvoCare – an SMH overview article

Australian iPhone App – My Fantastic Funeral - put the fun back into funerals!

Government sites

For information on Australian legal issues including Power of Attorney, see below listed websites for each state. Type ‘power of attorney’ into the search window of the web page.

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia


Victoria (and some more information here)

Western Australia

International sites

Natural Death Centre - the UK organisation that Zenith modeled the Australian version on.

Dying Matters - a growing UK coalition aiming to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards death, dying and bereavement.

Everplans - an American site that brings modern tools and approaches to the tough topics of death and dying.