About Us


About Us

Funeral Flower on a Coffin — About Godfrey Smith Funerals in Bathurst, NSW
Godfrey Smith Funerals is a family-owned Bathurst funeral director with a reputation for flawlessly arranging dignified funerals for the lost loved ones of local families.

As is often the case, we can handle every aspect of the funeral arrangement down to the last detail, relieving the burden for the grieving family and friends.

Being trusted with this responsibility by our fellow residents in the Bathurst area is a privilege, as it continues to be more than 100 years into our business.

You will have no reason to feel alone during one of the most trying times of your life. When it comes to funerals, the many formalities and facets of planning can be overwhelming—especially considering that, at the same time, you need to be available for family and friends.

That's where we come in at Godfrey Smith Funerals. Our support and guidance through every aspect of funeral planning will prove invaluable. With our professional assistance, you’ll have someone right by your side.
You can be as involved as much or as little as you wish. The grieving process, both for you and those close to you, cannot be ignored. We can always be counted on to hold the reins for you and take care of all the planning contingencies.

You will have our full support whenever you need it. This includes being here for you when you need to talk about any aspect of what you’re going through. You’ll be treated like family here and you could well benefit from our many years of experience in this chapter of life.

All beliefs and cultures are respected at Godfrey Smith Funerals. We have acted on behalf of people from every imaginable background and we can say, with absolute certainty, that compassion, discretion, and dignity have graced every instance.

Your loved one will have a send-off that will be perfectly respectful and appropriate. You can be sure of it with the dedicated team at Godfrey Smith Funerals.

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Cremation Jar with Yellow Flowers — About Godfrey Smith Funerals in Bathurst, NSW

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about planning a funeral? Please read these answers to some of our most frequently asked questions at Godfrey Smith Funerals.

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Who do I need to notify about the death?
Obviously, you’ll want to notify the family and friends of the deceased. So you won’t be overburdened, you might want to ask a family member or friend to act as a point of contact for all these people.

The Executor nominated by the deceased should certainly be notified.

Many other parties will need to know. Most won’t need to know straight away, but here’s a list to consider:
  • Accountant
  • Ambulance service
  • Australia Post for mail delivery
  • Australian Electoral Office
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Blood bank
  • Centrelink
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Church or religious organisation
  • Clubs, organisations, associations, trade unions
  • Companies when employment or a directorship is involved
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Doctor, dentist, hospitals, chemist, home nursing service
  • Electricity company
  • Email accounts
  • Executor nominated by the deceased
  • Financial institutions—banks, building societies, credit unions, credit card providers, loan companies, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, etc.
  • Home appliance rental, medical aids rental company
  • Home delivery services - e.g. newspapers and milk
  • Household help, gardening services or Meals on Wheels
  • Insurance companies, including health benefits fund, life, accident, home & contents, vehicle
  • Local Government for rates, fire levy, etc.
  • Main Roads (car registration)
  • Medicare
  • School or college
  • Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Solicitor and/or public trustee
  • Subscription services, such as Internet Service Provider, Foxtel, Stan, Netflix
  • Superannuation companies
  • Telephone company
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