Community Programs

4.4 Funeral Arrangements

IBN recognises the cultural importance of funerals to the IBN community and contributes towards thecost of arranging funerals for deceased IBN Community Members and their children.


  • Up to $7,000 per funeral for direct funeral costs.
  • Up to $500 for catering and incidentals for the wake of the same funeral.

Funerals of deceased IBN members or their dependent children.

  • Funeral costs – paid to the funeral director.
  • Wake costs (catering and incidentals) – paid to the nominated family member.
Items NOT available
  • Vehicle costs, such as tyres, vehicle repairs and maintenance, registration and driver’s licence.
  • Taxis and other travel costs.
  • For direct funeral costs, IBN will liaise only with the funeral director approved by the family.
  • Benefits will be paid from the deceased IBN member’s account, or the IBN parent’s account for a
    child’s funeral.
Supporting documents
  • Program application form 4.4
  • Funeral director invoice or quote showing payment details
  • For wake costs, supplier quotes or invoices
Application Processing Time

Up to 10 working days once all the documents have been received by IBN.


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