Transfer from Place of Death

Luke Apthorpe & Family can take care of organising every aspect of this process, no matter where the Deceased is located (locally, interstate or overseas).

Luke Apthorpe & Family can attend to the transfer and tranportation and can take the deceased into our care at our accredited mortuary facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are only a phone call away and will be able to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

A professional funeral director will attend to the residence, hospital, nursing home or other location to take the deceased into our care.

In some cases where Police are involved, an autopsy may be required by law and a Police Contracted Funeral Director known as "The Goverment Contractor" acts on behalf of the Police to take the deceased from place of death to the nearest Department of Forensic Medicine, commonly known as "The Morgue". The Goverment Contractor does not take the deceased to their funeral home and is not involved in the funeral arrangements. A Goverment Contractor is not permitted to approach family members to make funeral arrangements.

In some circumstances, tranportation may be required straight away or in the first few hours after death.